A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Saturday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:19:07 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dha. Id of event: us10004dha. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 161.9019 East, latitude -10.7921 South, depth = 56.96 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.96 km (35 miles). Global time and date of event 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 05:19:07 / January 2, 2016 @ 5:19 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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