A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.12 km (29 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700097q4. Id of event: us700097q4. Exact location of event, longitude 160.2883 East, latitude -8.2358 South, depth = 47.12 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/20 / 2020-04-27 01:43:22 / April 27, 2020 @ 1:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:43:22 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buala, Auki. The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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