A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 86.33 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 19:42:50 / August 15, 2020 @ 7:42 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bhr1. Id of event: us6000bhr1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.2148 East, latitude -10.2084 South, depth = 86.33 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:42:50 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 81 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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