Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 9 December 2016 at 20:35 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
9 Dec 20:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.82°S / 161.23°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (243 km / 151 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) WSW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
208 km (129 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
208 km (129 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
225 km (140 mi) SSE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
236 km (146 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
348 km (216 mi) SSE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
568 km (353 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
805 km (500 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.9||10 km||Solomon Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.1||10 km||SOLOMON ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 5.1||16 km||- 90km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands||USGS|
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