A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/11/20 / 2020-11-28 08:33:20 / November 28, 2020 @ 8:33 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cm5m. Unique identifier: us7000cm5m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:33:20 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 159.3412° East, -8.1688° South.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buala (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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