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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Dec 9 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.3.
Date & time: Tue, 9 Dec 02:33:34 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.35°S / 154.39°E
Nearest volcano: Balbi (92 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Tue, 9 Dec
Tue, 9 Dec 02:33 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Tue, 9 Dec 02:33 UTCM 5.6 / 10 km128km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Tue, 9 Dec 02:33 UTCM 5.6 / 37 kmBougainville Island Region, PNG[Map]GeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Swansboro North Carolina (13901.3 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): It made my weave fall off
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Tue, 9 Dec 04:06 UTCM 5.0 / 58 km - [info] (85 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Tue, 9 Dec 18:00 UTCM 4.7 / 65.4 km - [info] (64 km)107km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Wed, 10 Dec
Wed, 10 Dec 22:10 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (77 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Thu, 11 Dec
Thu, 11 Dec 15:46 UTCM 4.8 / 60 km - [info] (80 km) BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Wed, 17 Dec
Wed, 17 Dec 13:05 UTCM 5.1 / 52.5 km - [info] (108 km)122km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Mon, 22 Dec
Mon, 22 Dec 22:35 UTCM 5.1 / 23 km - [info] (83 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Mon, 22 Dec 22:38 UTCM 5.2 / 20 km - [info] (72 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Mon, 22 Dec 22:48 UTCM 4.8 / 60 km - [info] (76 km) SOLOMON ISLANDS[Map]EMSC
Tue, 23 Dec
Tue, 23 Dec 21:19 UTCM 5.1 / 33 km - [info] (61 km)62km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Thu, 25 Dec
Thu, 25 Dec 00:48 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (84 km)Solomon Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Fri, 26 Dec
Fri, 26 Dec 16:38 UTCM 4.8 / 80.8 km - [info] (56 km)58km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sun, 28 Dec
Sun, 28 Dec 03:46 UTCM 4.6 / 126 km - [info] (34 km) BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sun, 28 Dec 04:17 UTCM 4.5 / 47 km - [info] (180 km) NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC

 

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