A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.2144 East, latitude -9.9443 South, depth = 52.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:55:08 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 01:55:08 / July 31, 2020 @ 1:55 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000ba2f. Event ids that are associated: us6000ba2f. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.2 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Honiara. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 63 km SSE of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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