A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (79 miles) on Friday. Event id: us200081c2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200081c2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 23:07:34 / December 8, 2016 @ 11:07 pm. The temblor was picked up at 10:07:34 / 10:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 160.7586° East, -10.4971° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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-five, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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