Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 08:49 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.7 quake Solomon Islands 8 December 17:38 UTC, which had occurred 12 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 08:49 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Dec 08:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Dec 20 09:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Date & time: 20 Dec 2016 08:49:22 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.16°S / 161.14°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (57 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
153 km (95 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
160 km (99 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
162 km (101 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
164 km (102 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
281 km (175 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
513 km (319 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
525 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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M 5.210 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.443 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
M 5.538 km- 105km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Solomon Islands 20 December 08:49 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 08:49 (GMT)
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