A major earthquake with magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.66 km (30 miles). Global time and date of event 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 17:38:47 / December 8, 2016 @ 5:38 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: at00ohvnon, us20007z80, pt16343053. Unique identifier: us20007z80. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kirakira in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.3351 East, latitude -10.6741 South, depth = 48.66 km. The temblor was detected at 04:38:47 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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