Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 63 km southwest of Buala, Isabel Province, Solomon Islands, on Monday, 20 April 2020 at 19:59 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 63 km southwest of Buala, Isabel Province, Solomon Islands, on Monday, 20 April 2020 at 19:59 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 95 km depth

20 Apr 20:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Apr 20 20:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 101.0 to 98.0 km.
Apr 20 20:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 98.0 to 95.0 km.
Date & time: 20 Apr 2020 19:59:23 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 95.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.47°S / 159.12°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Savo (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) SW of Buala (pop: 2,700) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) WNW of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) NNW of Malango (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) W of Auki (pop: 6,810) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) E of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) NW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) ESE of Buin (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) ESE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) ESE of Panguna (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NW of Guadalcanal Island (pop: 65,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
M 5.295 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.11 kmSolomon IslandsEMSC
M 5.2103 kmSolomon IslandsBMKG
M 5.0150 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
M 5.290 km61km SSE of Dadali, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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Honiara (Solomon Islands, 137 km SE of epicenter) : Felt little bit shaking (reported through EMSC)
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