A earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Event id: pt16355050. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt16355050. The temblor was picked up at 15:21:36 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 44.1 km, 161.004° East, -9.876° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 04:21:36 / December 20, 2016 @ 4:21 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.1 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kirakira in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 126 km (78 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Auki, Honiara (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 119 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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