A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 21:46:53 / December 8, 2016 @ 9:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:46:53 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.4081 East, latitude -10.6703 South, depth = 35.96 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.96 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us200081bt. Ids that are associated to the event: us200081bt.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-four, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel it?
Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.