A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 128 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (80 miles). Event id: us200081ch. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200081ch. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 23:26:46 / December 8, 2016 @ 11:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.68 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 160.7933° East, latitude -10.7751° South, depth = 10.68 km. The temblor was detected at 10:26:46 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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