A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us60003qcr. Unique identifier: us60003qcr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 160.0357° East, -8.3312° South, depth 60.7 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:49:55 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.7 km (38 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/19 / 2019-05-21 18:49:55 / May 21, 2019 @ 6:49 pm.
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 Auki, Tulaghi, Buala. Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km ESE of Buala, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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