Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 7 September 2015 at 04:23 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Monday, 7 September 2015 at 04:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 20 km depth

7 Sep 04:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Sep 7 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 20.0 km.
Date & time: 7 Sep 2015 04:23:01 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.8°S / 160.27°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (33 mi) SE of Vara
79 km (49 mi) S of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
88 km (55 mi) SE of Serighama
124 km (77 mi) SSW of Auki (pop: 6,810)
195 km (121 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
199 km (123 mi) SSE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
421 km (262 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
653 km (406 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.020 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.125 km- 51km SE of Honiara, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.131 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Solomon Islands 7 September 04:23 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 7 September 2015 at 04:23 (GMT)
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