Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 88 km southwest of Tanwoa Island, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 at 20:38 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.9 quake 63 km west of Arawa, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea, 22 January 2017 04:30 GMT, which had occurred 3 days earlier.
Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Solomon Sea, 88 km southwest of Tanwoa Island, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 at 20:38 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 58 km depth

24 Jan 20:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.0 to 69.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 69.0 to 68.0 km.
Jan 24 20:51: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 68.0 to 69.0 km.
Jan 24 22:18: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 69.0 to 58.0 km.
Date & time: 24 Jan 2017 20:38:02 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 58.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.09°S / 154.06°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tore (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
167 km (104 mi) W of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
533 km (331 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
849 km (528 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Tanwoa Island --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SW of Iesala Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.958 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.071 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
M 5.235 km- 146km W of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 88 km southwest of Tanwoa Island, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 at 20:38 (GMT)
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