Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 23:22 (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. 5.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 23:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Dec 23:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Dec 2016 11:22:00 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.11°S / 160.87°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
126 km (78 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
134 km (84 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
137 km (85 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
150 km (94 mi) S of Auki (pop: 6,810)
260 km (161 mi) SSE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
495 km (308 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
726 km (451 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.120 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.035 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
M 5.127 km- 114km SE of Honiara, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Solomon Islands 20 December 23:22 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 23:22 (GMT)
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