A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.5176 East, latitude -10.7245 South, depth = 45.57 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.57 km (28 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:41:46 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 23:41:46 / December 8, 2016 @ 11:41 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us200081c8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200081c8.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and six, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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