A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 23:53:56 / September 26, 2020 @ 11:53 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c1sm. Unique identifier: us6000c1sm. The temblor was picked up at 23:53:56 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 160.7755° East, -9.8618° South. The epicenter was 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).
The epicenter was 102 km (64 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Honiara, Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 102 km ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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