Mag. 4.8 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Sunday, 20 December 2015 at 13:06 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Sunday, 20 December 2015 at 13:06 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 40 km depth

20 Dec 13:32 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 26 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.0 to 40.0 km.
Date & time: 20 Dec 2015 01:06:01 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.97°S / 163.15°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
146 km (91 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
290 km (180 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
364 km (226 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
389 km (241 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
390 km (242 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
401 km (249 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
501 km (311 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
667 km (414 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.837 km- 151km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 4.825 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.248 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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(Solomon Islands, 153 km W of epicenter) : There is a small crack outside my house and apparently a landslide just outside of town. I was a bit worried about what was going to happen next, luckily there has not been anything else yet. I am not sure whether other people noticed it but my friend did text me saying that she noticed it. There is also a large crack in the plaster in my living room and kitchen diner. (reported through EMSC)
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