A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. Unique identifier: us200081bm. Ids that are associated to the event: us200081bm. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.71 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 161.4125 East, latitude -10.3378 South, depth = 39.71 km. 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: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 21:06:07 / December 8, 2016 @ 9:06 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:06:07 / 8:06 am (local time epicenter).
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). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-one, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 57 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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