5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes In Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.0951S, 161.369W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:40:14 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/01/19 / 2019-01-13 12:40:14 / January 13, 2019 @ 12:40 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000j3ir. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j3ir. Exact location of event, depth 92.04 km, 161.369° East, -10.0951° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 92.04 km (57 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taro’a, Kirakira. Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2019/01/13/moderate-earthquake-5-3-mag-was-detected-near-kirakira-in-solomon-islands-2/

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