A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 132 km SW of Buala, Solomon Islands (82 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 158.7054° East, -8.9583° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 18:36:26 / August 18, 2020 @ 6:36 pm. The temblor was reported at 18:36:26 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bgq6. Id of event: us6000bgq6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 132 km SW of Buala, Solomon Islands.
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