A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.4469 East, latitude -10.0139 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 23:21:25 / December 8, 2016 @ 11:21 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 10:21:25 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us200081c9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200081c9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a, Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and one, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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