A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Tulagi in Solomon Islands. Id of earthquake: us7000bnv7. Event ids that are associated: us7000bnv7. Exact location of earthquake, 160.2053° East, -8.6456° South, depth 39.73 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:48:04 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 06:48:04 / September 16, 2020 @ 6:48 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.73 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Honiara, Buala, Auki (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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