A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bkyj. Unique identifier: us2000bkyj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 158.8 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.4983 East, latitude -8.2299 South, depth = 158.8 km. Global time and date of event 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 12:31:05 / October 31, 2017 @ 12:31 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 23:31:05 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buala.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km SW of Buala, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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