Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 1 July 2015 at 19:35 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 1 July 2015 at 19:35 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jul 19:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Jul 2015 07:35:21 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.93°S / 162.43°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) SE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
306 km (190 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
318 km (198 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
322 km (200 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
327 km (203 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
369 km (229 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
439 km (273 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
723 km (449 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.910 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.910 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.89 km- 92km SE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 6.349 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Honiara (Solomon Islands, 332 km NW of epicenter) : I felt the earthquake at 0634 local. We are bite far from the centre so it shook a little. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake Solomon Islands 1 July 19:35 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 1 July 2015 at 19:35 (GMT)
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