Mag. 4.9 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Friday, 9 December 2016 at 19:34 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 41 km depth
9 Dec 20:40 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.97°S / 161.09°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (234 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) WSW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
207 km (128 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
212 km (131 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
232 km (144 mi) SSE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
249 km (155 mi) S of Auki (pop: 6,810)
355 km (220 mi) SSE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
565 km (351 mi) SE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
804 km (500 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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|M 4.9||41 km||SOLOMON ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 4.9||41 km||- 106km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands||USGS|
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