A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.67 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 156.3045° East, -8.2653° South, depth 40.67 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000desb. Unique identifier: us6000desb. The temblor was detected at 15:39:44 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/21 / 2021-01-30 15:39:44 / January 30, 2021 @ 3:39 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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