Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 at 12:23 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 at 12:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Jun 12:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 7 Jun 2017 12:23:22 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.22°S / 161.51°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) NW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
184 km (115 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
192 km (119 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
194 km (121 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
205 km (127 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
312 km (194 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
472 km (293 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
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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M 5.010 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.060 km- 54km W of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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Honiara (Solomon Islands, 186 km NW of epicenter) : My bed was shacking (reported through EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 192 km NW of epicenter) : The bed was shaking few seconds (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Solomon Islands 7 June 12:23 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 06 Aug 2017 00:15 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Jul 2017 00:47 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    73.9 km (45.9 mi) depth
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 at 12:23 (GMT)
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