Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.0 quake hits 39 km northeast of Lata, Solomon Islands in the morning
Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 23:3423:34 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.0 quake in the Solomon Islands near Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, only 21 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Thursday, November 25th, 2021, at 10:12 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 156 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
5.0 quake 25 Nov 10:12 am (GMT +11)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.1.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lata (pop. 550) located 39 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Nov 25, 2021 10:12 am (GMT +11) local time (24 Nov 2021 23:12 GMT)
Depth: 156.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.55°S / 166.11°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Primary data source: GFZ
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