A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, 156.8067° East, -7.513° South, depth 403.75 km. Unique identifier: us6000b7ib. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b7ib. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 17:06:00 / July 31, 2020 @ 5:06 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 403.75 km (251 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:06:00 / 5:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gizo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km N of Gizo, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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