A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, 159.691° East, -8.2394° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:21:36 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009m92. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009m92. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 03:21:36 / May 21, 2020 @ 3:21 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buala. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 15 km (9 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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: 15 km SE of Buala, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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