Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 10 December 2016 at 02:38 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.7 quake Solomon Islands 8 December 17:38 UTC, which had occurred 1 day 9 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 10 December 2016 at 02:38 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 43 km depth

10 Dec 02:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Dec 10 02:47: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Dec 10 02:47: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4.
Dec 10 02:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Dec 10 03:03: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Dec 10 03:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Dec 10 08:04: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 73.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 43.0 km.
Dec 10 11:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Date & time: 10 Dec 2016 02:38:21 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.26°S / 161.23°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (203 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
168 km (104 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
175 km (109 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
176 km (109 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
177 km (110 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
296 km (184 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
502 km (312 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
538 km (334 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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.543 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.560 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.475 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
M 5.636 km- 67km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Solomon Islands 10 December 02:38 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes):
  • 04 Feb 2017 04:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jan 2017 10:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Jan 2017 02:20 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jan 2017 23:04 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 19 January 2017 at 23:04 (GMT)
  • 10 Jan 2017 15:27 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 at 15:27 (GMT)
  • 04 Jan 2017 21:03 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jan 2017 16:24 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    59.5 km (37 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 20:07 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 12:33 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 08:49 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 08:11 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Dec 2016 04:21 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 04:21 (GMT)
  • 18 Dec 2016 11:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Dec 2016 05:46 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Dec 2016 16:34 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Dec 2016 03:24 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 10 December 2016 at 02:38 (GMT)
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