A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. 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: 04/02/21 / 2021-02-04 17:51:41 / February 4, 2021 @ 5:51 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000dgq2. Event ids that are associated: us6000dgq2. Exact location of event, longitude 156.3754 East, latitude -8.2702 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 17:51:41 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 54 km WSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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