Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Wednesday, 4 January 2017 at 21:03 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 55 km depth
4 Jan 21:24 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Depth: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.46°S / 161.37°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) W of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
193 km (120 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
200 km (124 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
202 km (125 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
202 km (126 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
323 km (201 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
485 km (301 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
562 km (349 mi) SE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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|M 5.1||55 km||SOLOMON ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 5.1||55 km||- 60km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands||USGS|
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