A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. The temblor was picked up at 20:40:01 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 156.3695° East, latitude -7.4134° South, depth = 63.69 km. Id of earthquake: us6000cquv. Event ids that are associated: us6000cquv. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.69 km (40 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/20 / 2020-11-18 20:40:01 / November 18, 2020 @ 8:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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