Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 31 July 2015 at 14:59 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Friday, 31 July 2015 at 14:59 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Jul 16:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Date & time: 31 Jul 2015 02:59:42 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.11°S / 163.1°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
298 km (185 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
370 km (230 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
393 km (244 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
402 km (250 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
507 km (315 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
659 km (409 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
763 km (474 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.010 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 4.934 km- 155km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Solomon Islands 31 July 14:59 UTC

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