Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 3 August 2015 at 09:41 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Monday, 3 August 2015 at 09:41 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 34 km depth

3 Aug 09:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Aug 3 11:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 34.0 km.
Date & time: 3 Aug 2015 09:41:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.7°S / 161.9°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) S of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
252 km (157 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
256 km (159 mi) ESE of Vara
261 km (162 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
264 km (164 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
381 km (237 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
426 km (265 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
626 km (389 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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 5.334 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.440 km- 34km S of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.447 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Honiara / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Solomon Islands 3 August 09:41 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 3 August 2015 at 09:41 (GMT)
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