Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 25 km northeast of Lata, Solomon Islands

Sun, 2 May 2021, 09:49
09:49 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.8 quake 2 May 8:15 pm (GMT +11)
4.8 quake 2 May 8:15 pm (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the evening on Sunday 2 May 2021 at 8:15 pm local time near Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 141 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lata (pop. 550) located 25 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 2 May 8:15 pm (GMT +11) local time (2 May 2021 09:15 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 141.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.61°S / 165.99°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Primary data source: EMSC

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