A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/12/16 / 2016-12-11 11:06:40 / December 11, 2016 @ 11:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.6 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 161.1979° East, latitude -10.3981° South, depth = 57.6 km. Id of earthquake: us200082s6. Event ids that are associated: us200082s6. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:06:40 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 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 thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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