A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 152 km SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands (94 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000bai2. Event ids that are associated: us6000bai2. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 21:17:58 / August 2, 2020 @ 9:17 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 156.2256 East, latitude -9.3383 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:17:58 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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