Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 at 05:38 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.7 quake Solomon Islands 8 December 17:38 UTC, which had occurred 5 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 at 05:38 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 32 km depth

13 Dec 05:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Dec 13 05:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Dec 13 05:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Dec 13 05:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Dec 13 05:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Dec 13 08:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 32.0 km.
Date & time: 13 Dec 2016 05:38:52 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.82°S / 161.22°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (229 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) WSW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
207 km (128 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
208 km (129 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
224 km (139 mi) SSE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
235 km (146 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
347 km (216 mi) SSE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
567 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: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.032 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.310 km- 88km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.217 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Solomon Islands 13 December 05:38 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 23 Jan 2017 12:03 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 at 05:38 (GMT)
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