A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 29/09/19 / 2019-09-29 03:43:15 / September 29, 2019 @ 3:43 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:43:15 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 156.126° East, latitude -8.0668° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70005s44. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005s44.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo. Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km W of Gizo, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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