A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was reported at 10:17:45 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 161.6138° East, -10.364° South, depth 38.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.6 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us200081c5. Unique identifier: us200081c5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 23:17:45 / December 8, 2016 @ 11:17 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). 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).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-seven, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days ninety-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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