A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.4136 East, latitude -10.3658 South, depth = 47.83 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007m0x. Unique identifier: us10007m0x. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:35:02 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 01:35:02 / December 14, 2016 @ 1:35 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.83 km (30 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days eighty-eight, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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