Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 20:07 (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. 5.4 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 20:07 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Dec 20:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Dec 20 20:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4.
Dec 20 20:18: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Dec 20 20:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Date & time: 20 Dec 2016 08:07:52 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.12°S / 161°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) NW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
138 km (86 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
147 km (91 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
148 km (92 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
154 km (96 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
269 km (167 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
509 km (316 mi) SE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
738 km (459 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.410 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.615 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.614 km- 119km SE of Honiara, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.541 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Solomon Islands 20 December 20:07 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 20:07 (GMT)
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