A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands. The temblor was detected at 15:28:05 / 3:28 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 04:28:05 / January 28, 2020 @ 4:28 am. Event id: us70007k3p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007k3p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 159.5123 East, latitude -8.3313 South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buala (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 22 km SSW of Buala, Solomon Islands.
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