A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000a1sh. Event ids that are associated: us6000a1sh. Global time and date of event 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 02:40:43 / May 22, 2020 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:40:43 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 156.8214° East, latitude -7.72° South, depth = 35 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gizo. Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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