Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 108 km south of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu, Solomon Islands, on Sunday, 4 October 2020 at 17:36 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 108 km south of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu, Solomon Islands, on Sunday, 4 October 2020 at 17:36 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 50 km depth

4 Oct 17:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 15 minutes.
4 Oct 19:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 86.0 to 50.0 km (from 53 to 31 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14.8 km (9.2 mi) towards ENE.
Date & time: 4 Oct 2020 05:36:57 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.68°S / 165.97°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
298 km (185 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170)
392 km (244 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950)
446 km (277 mi) NNW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
463 km (287 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
662 km (411 mi) ESE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
698 km (434 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
719 km (447 mi) NNW of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 27°C (81 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.050 kmSanta Cruz Islands, Solomon IslandsGFZ
M 4.968 kmSanta Cruz Islands, Solomon IslandsEMSC
M 4.960 km108 Km SSE of Lata, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 4.979 kmSanta Cruz Islands, Solomon IslandsGeoAu
M 5.065 kmSanta Cruz Islands, Solomon IslandsBMKG
M 5.065 kmSanta Cruz Islands, Solomon IslandsBMKG

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 108 km south of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu, Solomon Islands, 4 October 17:36 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 108 km south of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu, Solomon Islands, on Sunday, 4 October 2020 at 17:36 (GMT)

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