Gentle magnitude 4.9 quake hits 83 km southeast of Gizo, Solomon Islands within the afternoon
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 07:30
07:30 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.9 quake 28 Nov 5:57 pm (GMT +11)
A shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported within the afternoon close to Gizo, Solomon Islands.
In keeping with america Geological Survey (USGS), the quake hit on Saturday 28 November 2020 at 5.57 pm native time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt extra strongly than deeper ones as they’re nearer to the floor. Magnitude and different quake parameters can nonetheless change within the coming hours because the company continues to course of seismic knowledge.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.9 earthquake as nicely.
Based mostly on the preliminary seismic knowledge, the quake mustn’t have precipitated any important harm, however was in all probability felt by many individuals as mild vibration within the space of the epicenter. Weak shaking might need been felt in Gizo (pop. 6,200) positioned 83 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sat, 28 Nov 06:57 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.672°S / 157.3235°E
Main knowledge supply: USGS