Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 27 December 2016 at 02:30 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.7 quake Solomon Islands 8 December 17:38 UTC, which had occurred 3 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 27 December 2016 at 02:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Dec 02:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Dec 27 02:39: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Dec 27 02:39: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Date & time: 27 Dec 2016 02:30:19 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.09°S / 160.96°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km (70 mi) NW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
133 km (82 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
141 km (88 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
143 km (89 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
150 km (93 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
263 km (164 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
503 km (313 mi) SE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
733 km (455 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
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 5.210 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.440 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.442 km- 104km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.347 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Honiara (127.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 131 km NW of epicenter) : I feel it 2seconds 13:37p.m. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Solomon Islands 27 December 02:30 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 27 December 2016 at 02:30 (GMT)
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