A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 22:11:40 / December 8, 2016 @ 10:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.84 km (38 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 161.5058° East, -10.4109° South, depth 61.84 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us200081cz. Unique identifier: us200081cz. The temblor was picked up at 09:11:40 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (28 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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