Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands Region on Thursday, 21 May 2015 at 12:48 (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. 4.7 earthquake  - Santa Cruz Islands Region on Thursday, 21 May 2015 at 12:48 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 May 13:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 22 minutes.
Date & time: 21 May 2015 12:48:30 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.77°S / 164.05°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (197 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
191 km (119 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
235 km (146 mi) E of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
430 km (267 mi) ESE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
466 km (289 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
514 km (319 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170)
570 km (354 mi) ESE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
627 km (389 mi) NNW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
845 km (525 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.710 kmSanta Cruz Islands RegionGFZ
M 4.815 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 4.819 km214km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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