A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007m7g. Id of event: us10007m7g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 10:46:53 / December 23, 2016 @ 10:46 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:46:53 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.37 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35.37 km, 161.4026° East, -10.914° South.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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