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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 28 October 2019

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Monday, 28 October 2019
Oct 28 08:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 32.0 km.
Oct 28 20:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 5.0.
Date & time: Monday, 28 October 2019 08:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.71°S / 159.83°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (42 km)
Primary data source: BMKG
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
Mon, 28 Oct 2019
Mon, 28 Oct 08:01 UTCM 4.9 / 48.4 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
Mon, 28 Oct 08:01 UTCM 5.1 / 21 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Mon, 28 Oct 08:01 UTCM 5.1 / 30 kmSolomon IslandsEMSC
Mon, 28 Oct 08:01 UTCM 5.1 / 23.3 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Honiara / MMI IV (Light shaking): I have never experienced an earthquake before and was confused for a short period of time - the feeling was like vertigo. The building (King Solomon Hotel) moved for a few seconds.
Honiara / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Heavy shaking but no long


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