A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 140 km SW of Gizo, Solomon Islands (87 miles). Global time and date of event 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 06:39:57 / May 18, 2020 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009nht. Unique identifier: us70009nht. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:39:57 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 156.0993° East, latitude -9.1381° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 140 km SW of Gizo, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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