Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Friday, 9 December 2016

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Friday, 9 December 2016 at 21:38 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.7 quake Solomon Islands 8 December 17:38 UTC, which had occurred 1 day 4 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Friday, 9 December 2016 at 21:38 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 7 km depth

9 Dec 21:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 14.0 km.
Dec 9 21:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 20.0 km.
Dec 10 08:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 7.0 km.
Date & time: 9 Dec 2016 09:38:22 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.91°S / 161.41°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (240 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) SW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
229 km (142 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
229 km (142 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
244 km (151 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
251 km (156 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
367 km (228 mi) SSE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
480 km (298 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
590 km (367 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.87 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.710 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.810 km- 76km SW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.720 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake SOLOMON ISLANDS 9 December 21:38 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 23 Jan 2017 12:03 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jan 2017 18:43 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Jan 2017 18:20 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    31.9 km (19.8 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2016 10:46 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Dec 2016 05:14 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Dec 2016 03:24 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Dec 2016 05:38 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Dec 2016 20:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Dec 2016 17:26 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Dec 2016 20:08 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Dec 2016 19:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Dec 2016 13:22 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Dec 2016 12:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Dec 2016 07:25 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Dec 2016 03:28 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Dec 2016 02:45 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Dec 2016 00:45 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Dec 2016 23:22 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Friday, 9 December 2016 at 21:38 (GMT)
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