Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 at 12:10 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 at 12:10 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 31 km depth

31 Mar 12:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Mar 31 13:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 31.0 km.
Date & time: 31 Mar 2015 12:10:42 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.87°S / 162.4°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) SE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
299 km (186 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
315 km (196 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
321 km (200 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
372 km (231 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
432 km (269 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
683 km (424 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
730 km (454 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.631 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.848 km77km SE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 6.049 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Solomon Islands 31 March 12:10 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 at 12:10 (GMT)
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