A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 152 km SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands (94 miles). Exact location, longitude 156.1432° East, latitude -9.2973° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:49:47 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000bakb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bakb. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 01:49:47 / August 3, 2020 @ 1:49 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 152 km SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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