A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 159.286 East, latitude -8.3337 South, depth = 82.67 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 82.67 km (51 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000cnz4. Event ids that are associated: us7000cnz4. Global time and date of event 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 22:30:03 / December 7, 2020 @ 10:30 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:30:03 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). 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 Buala (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km WSW of Buala, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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