A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.38 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:18:49 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.4937 East, latitude -10.6309 South, depth = 17.38 km. Event id: us200081g6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200081g6. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/12/16 / 2016-12-09 13:18:49 / December 9, 2016 @ 1:18 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Epicenter of the event was 51 km (31 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-nine, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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