Mag. 4.8 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Saturday, 15 April 2017 at 23:53 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 42 km depth
16 Apr 00:12 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Depth: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.04°S / 160.93°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (73 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
127 km (79 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
135 km (84 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
138 km (86 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
144 km (89 mi) S of Auki (pop: 6,810)
257 km (160 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
498 km (309 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
727 km (452 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 4.8||42 km||SOLOMON ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 4.8||42 km||- Solomon Islands||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.