Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 23 May 2015 at 00:20 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
23 May 01:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 49 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.99°S / 163.58°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
191 km (119 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
244 km (152 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
401 km (249 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
430 km (267 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
433 km (269 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
446 km (277 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
540 km (335 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
636 km (395 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.1||10 km||Solomon Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.1||10 km||180km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands||USGS|
|M 5.2||10 km||SOLOMON ISLANDS||EMSC|
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