A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.2292 East, latitude -8.5615 South, depth = 101.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101.6 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/04/20 / 2020-04-20 19:59:23 / April 20, 2020 @ 7:59 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us700090nb. Unique identifier: us700090nb. The temblor was picked up at 06:59:23 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buala.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. 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: 60 km SW of Buala, Solomon Islands.
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