A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 103 km W of Buala, Solomon Islands (64 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 158.6523° East, -8.0998° South, depth 98.51 km. Id of earthquake: us6000denj. Event ids that are associated: us6000denj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 21:52:36 / January 28, 2021 @ 9:52 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.51 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:52:36 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 103 km W of Buala, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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