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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 17 December 2017

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 17 December 2017
Dec 17 19:07: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 177.0 to 180.0 km.
Date & time: Sun, 17 Dec 18:58:00 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 180.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.81°S / 154.72°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tore (23 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Sun, 17 Dec 18:57 UTCM 5.2 / 156.3 km- 95km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sun, 17 Dec 18:58 UTCM 5.2 / 177 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sun, 17 Dec 18:58 UTCM 5.1 / 205 kmSolomon Islands[Map]GeoAu

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Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Thu, 21 Dec 04:37 UTCM 4.5 / 47.1 km - [info]- 91km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Wed, 27 Dec 16:33 UTCM 5.0 / 112 km - [info]Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ

 

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