A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was picked up at 04:10:25 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 58.97 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000cs79. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs79. Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 04:10:25 / December 16, 2020 @ 4:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.4534 East, latitude -10.303 South, depth = 58.97 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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