Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 6 December 2015 at 19:51 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 6 December 2015 at 19:51 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Dec 20:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Dec 7 07:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2015 07:51:35 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.82°S / 163.74°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
203 km (126 mi) E of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
225 km (140 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
404 km (251 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
437 km (272 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
443 km (275 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
458 km (284 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
544 km (338 mi) ESE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
641 km (398 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
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

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M 5.310 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.448 km- 175km W of Lata, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.438 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 6 December 2015 at 19:51 (GMT)
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