A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us200081cv. Ids that are associated to the event: us200081cv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.5878 East, latitude -10.6412 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 10:28:57 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 23:28:57 / December 8, 2016 @ 11:28 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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