Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 198km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:01:41

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.9 quake 204km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, Saturday, May 23, 2015 08:45:19, which followed after 1 day 23 hours.
Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 198km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:01:41

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 May 00:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 8 minutes.
Date & time: 20 May 2015 11:01:41 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:01:41
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.9749°S / 163.6549°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
198 km (123 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
236 km (146 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
407 km (253 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
437 km (271 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
440 km (274 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
454 km (282 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
546 km (339 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
632 km (393 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.910 km198km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 4.910 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.345 kmSanta Cruz Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.010 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ

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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 198km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:01:41
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