A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:15:33 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 161.7891° East, -10.5123° South, depth 39.08 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 21:15:33 / December 8, 2016 @ 9:15 pm. Id of earthquake: us200081cf. Event ids that are associated: us200081cf. 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 39.08 km (24 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). 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 five, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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