A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 20:48:03 / January 24, 2020 @ 8:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:48:03 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007pjj. Id of event: us60007pjj. Exact location, longitude 160.4153° East, latitude -10.1223° South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Honiara. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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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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: 91 km SSE of Honiara, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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