Mag. 4.8 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Tuesday, 8 March 2016 at 18:31 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 75 km depth
8 Mar 20:06 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Depth: 75.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.11°S / 161.29°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (191 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
163 km (101 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
165 km (103 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
168 km (104 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
178 km (111 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
287 km (179 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
537 km (334 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
764 km (475 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
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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|M 4.8||75 km||SOLOMON ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 4.8||73 km||- 77km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands||USGS|
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