A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.7368 East, latitude -11.0517 South, depth = 15.62 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/12/16 / 2016-12-11 09:02:01 / December 11, 2016 @ 9:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.62 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082s8. Id of event: us200082s8. The temblor was reported at 20:02:01 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 69 km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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