Mag. 4.7 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Saturday, 23 May 2015 at 09:20 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
23 May 11:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.94°S / 163.64°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (246 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
196 km (122 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
237 km (147 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
403 km (250 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
433 km (269 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
437 km (272 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
451 km (280 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
542 km (337 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
636 km (395 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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|M 4.7||10 km||SOLOMON ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 4.7||10 km||195km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands||USGS|
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