A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported Solomon Islands kilometers (0 miles) from Solomon Islands on Thursday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:24:30 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cnvh. Unique identifier: us7000cnvh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.22 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/12/20 / 2020-12-03 15:24:30 / December 3, 2020 @ 3:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.3737 East, latitude -8.2151 South, depth = 19.22 km.
Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buala.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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