Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 11:35 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.7 quake Solomon Islands 8 December 17:38 UTC, which had occurred 10 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 11:35 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 43 km depth

18 Dec 11:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Dec 18 11:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Dec 18 11:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Dec 18 11:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 43.0 km.
Dec 18 21:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.2.
Date & time: 18 Dec 2016 11:35:46 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.15°S / 161.14°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
153 km (95 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
159 km (99 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
161 km (100 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
164 km (102 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
280 km (174 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
513 km (319 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
524 km (326 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.243 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.560 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.677 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
M 5.560 km- 83km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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Honiara, Solomon Islanf (145.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : People in bed while shaking (reported through our app)
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lungga (Solomon Islands, 150 km NW of epicenter) : Shaking for 5 seconds (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Solomon Islands 18 December 11:35 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 11:35 (GMT)
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