A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Id of earthquake: us200081br. Event ids that are associated: us200081br. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 21:41:23 / December 8, 2016 @ 9:41 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 36.52 km, 161.0213° East, -10.6209° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.52 km (23 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:41:23 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-three, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 100 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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