A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 159 km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands (99 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 15:47:12 / February 4, 2020 @ 3:47 pm. Event id: us60007pgq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007pgq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 157.9288 East, latitude -9.0506 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:47:12 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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