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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 16 September 2017

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 16 September 2017
Date & time: Sat, 16 Sep 12:36:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.29°S / 155.03°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bagana (25 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2*10^12 J (554 MWh / 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Sat, 16 Sep 12:36 UTCM 5.1 / 100 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Sat, 16 Sep 12:36 UTCM 5.1 / 90.9 km- 58km W of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Sat, 16 Sep 12:36 UTCM 5.2 / 59 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Mon, 25 Sep 09:42 UTCM 5.0 / 101 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Fri, 6 Oct 2017
Fri, 6 Oct 11:29 UTCM 5.1 / 122 km - [info]Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Thu, 9 Nov 2017
Thu, 9 Nov 10:06 UTCM 4.6 / 73 km - [info]- 102km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands[Map]USGS
Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Wed, 15 Nov 00:36 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km - [info]Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Sat, 25 Nov 2017
Sat, 25 Nov 20:03 UTCM 4.9 / 127 km - [info] BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Thu, 14 Dec 23:40 UTCM 5.4 / 10 km - [info]Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Sat, 16 Dec 07:53 UTCM 4.3 / 46.8 km - [info]- 88km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Sun, 17 Dec 18:58 UTCM 5.0 / 180 km - [info]Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Wed, 27 Dec 16:33 UTCM 5.0 / 112 km - [info]Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ

 

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