A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 178 km SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands (111 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.69 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/06/20 / 2020-06-15 14:39:13 / June 15, 2020 @ 2:39 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 156.1573 East, latitude -9.5614 South, depth = 7.69 km. Event id: us6000aexs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000aexs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:39:13 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 178 km SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands.
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