A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 22:31:20 / December 8, 2016 @ 10:31 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200081bz. Id of event: us200081bz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:31:20 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 161.232 East, latitude -10.4255 South, depth = 35 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 75 km (47 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, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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