A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 162 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands (101 miles). Exact location, longitude 158.4704° East, latitude -9.549° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 07/06/20 / 2020-06-07 05:17:09 / June 7, 2020 @ 5:17 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:17:09 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000aaqa. Event ids that are associated: us6000aaqa.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 162 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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