Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 188km W of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, May 21, 2015 13:18:26

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 19 hours.
Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 188km W of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, May 21, 2015 13:18:26

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 May 05:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 hours and 52 minutes.
Date & time: 21 May 2015 02:18:26 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, May 21, 2015 13:18:26
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.9089°S / 164.1185°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
185 km (115 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
246 km (153 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
444 km (276 mi) ESE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
479 km (297 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
498 km (309 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170)
560 km (348 mi) NW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.510 km188km W of Lata, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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