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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea) on Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea) on Wednesday, 21 August 2019
21 Aug 09:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 103.0 to 102.0 km.
Date & time: Wednesday, 21 August 2019 09:24 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 102.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.99°S / 154.63°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tore (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (39 mi) S of Buka (pop: 0)
107 km (66 mi) NW of Arawa (pop: 40,300)
145 km (90 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 21 Aug 09:24 UTCM 5.6 / 102 kmSolomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
Wed, 21 Aug 09:24 UTCM 5.4 / 80 kmBougainville Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
Wed, 21 Aug 09:24 UTCM 5.4 / 90 kmSolomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
Wed, 21 Aug 09:24 UTCM 5.5 / 99.2 kmSolomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
2019-08-21 20:24:55 +11:00 (21 Aug 09:24:55 UTC)M 5.4 / 72.4 km95km WNW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake: Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea), 21 Aug 2019 09:24

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea) on Wednesday, 21 August 2019

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