5.5 Rocks Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.0038S, 158.3121W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 132 km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands (82 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:47:37 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 05:47:37 / September 20, 2018 @ 5:47 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 158.3121° East, -9.0038° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us2000hhfi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hhfi. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/20/moderate-earthquake-5-5-mag-132-km-sw-of-dadali-solomon-islands/

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