A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, 158.8956° East, -8.6213° South, depth 159.21 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:04:53 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159.21 km (99 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 15:04:53 / July 28, 2020 @ 3:04 pm. Event id: us6000b8s8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b8s8.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buala.
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 93 km SW of Buala, Solomon Islands.
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