A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.68 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:00:20 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200081g5. Event ids that are associated: us200081g5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.6126 East, latitude -10.4325 South, depth = 39.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/16 / 2016-12-09 13:00:20 / December 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-eight, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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