A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 03:04:17 / July 12, 2020 @ 3:04 am. Exact location of earthquake, 159.7595° East, -9.6524° South, depth 35 km. Event id: us7000am5d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000am5d. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:04:17 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tulaghi, Honiara (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km SW of Honiara, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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