Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 12 February 2016 at 20:56 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Friday, 12 February 2016 at 20:56 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Feb 21:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Feb 13 15:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.5.
Date & time: 12 Feb 2016 08:56:50 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.16°S / 162.84°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) SE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
327 km (203 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
355 km (220 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
373 km (232 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
378 km (235 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
489 km (304 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
674 km (419 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
740 km (460 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.510 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.19.2 km- 132km SE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.141 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Solomon Islands 12 February 20:56 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 12 February 2016 at 20:56 (GMT)
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