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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 1 January 2016

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Friday, 1 January 2016
1 Jan 21:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 72.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 1 January 2016 21:49 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 72.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9°S / 158.37°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
165 km (102 mi) SW of Buala (pop: 2,700)
180 km (112 mi) NW of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
195 km (121 mi) SE of Gizo (pop: 6,200)
196 km (122 mi) W of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
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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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 1 Jan 21:49 UTCM 4.8 / 72 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Fri, 1 Jan 21:49 UTCM 4.9 / 30 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
2016-01-02 08:49:42 +11:00 (1 Jan 21:49:42 UTC)M 4.9 / 37.6 km- 121km SW of Dadali, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 1 January 2016

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