A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 119 km WNW of Buala, Solomon Islands (74 miles). Exact location, longitude 158.5851° East, latitude -7.7566° South, depth = 70.73 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/01/21 / 2021-01-22 00:38:06 / January 22, 2021 @ 12:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:38:06 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.73 km (44 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dcxv. Id of event: us6000dcxv.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 119 km WNW of Buala, Solomon Islands.
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