A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 113 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cb3x. Id of event: us6000cb3x. The temblor was reported at 01:57:58 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/20 / 2020-10-22 01:57:58 / October 22, 2020 @ 1:57 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.38 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 43.38 km, 160.8845° East, -10.4313° South.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 113 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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