Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 21 May 2015 at 12:27 (GMT)

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 9 hours.
Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 21 May 2015 at 12:27 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 May 13:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 43 minutes.
May 21 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9.
Date & time: 21 May 2015 12:27:17 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.92°S / 163.79°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (214 km / 133 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
211 km (131 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
220 km (137 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
415 km (258 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
447 km (278 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
452 km (281 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
466 km (290 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
554 km (344 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
629 km (391 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.910 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 4.910 km194km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 4.611 km199km E of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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