Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 27 December 2015
27 Dec 17:05 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 15 minutes.
Depth: 62.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.14°S / 158.37°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
174 km (108 mi) SW of Buala (pop: 2,700)
176 km (110 mi) W of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
196 km (122 mi) W of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sun, 27 Dec 16:50 UTC||M 4.7 / 62 km||Solomon Islands||GFZ|
|Sun, 27 Dec 16:50 UTC||M 4.9 / 60 km||SOLOMON ISLANDS||EMSC|
|2015-12-28 03:50:00 +11:00 (27 Dec 16:50:00 UTC)||M 4.9 / 10 km||- 140km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands||USGS|
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