Strong 6.5 Mag Hits Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.0404S, 161.4849W

A earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 83.24 km (52 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kirakira in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:31:36 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 161.4849 East, latitude -10.0404 South, depth = 83.24 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00peszkp, pt18252000, us2000hbk9. Id of event: us2000hbk9. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 19:31:36 / September 9, 2018 @ 7:31 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taro’a, Kirakira.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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