Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, on Sunday, 22 November 2015 at 02:57 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 37 km depth
22 Nov 03:18 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.85°S / 157.79°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Kavachi (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km (83 mi) SE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) WSW of Buala (pop: 2,700) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) WNW of Malango (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) W of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) W of Auki (pop: 6,810) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ESE of Tetepare Island --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) SSW of Saint Pierre Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||37 km||SOLOMON ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 4.8||37 km||- 133km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands||USGS|
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