A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 127.3 km (79 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dctr. Id of event: us6000dctr. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:52:29 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 159.0781° East, latitude -8.4941° South, depth = 127.3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 05:52:29 / January 29, 2021 @ 5:52 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buala. 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 fourteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km SW of Buala, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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