A great earthquake with magnitude 8 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 17:38:48 / December 8, 2016 @ 5:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 161.4° East, -10.7° South, depth 40 km. The 8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:38:48 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kirakira in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: at00ohvnon. Event ids that are associated: pt16343053, at00ohvnon.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a, Kirakira. Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 166 km (103 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1-2 great earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 8.0 or greater can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. 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 thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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