A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 180 km SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands (112 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 17:13:59 / May 26, 2020 @ 5:13 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000a4j2. Unique identifier: us6000a4j2. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.9483 East, latitude -9.4728 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:13:59 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 180 km SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands.
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