Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 175 km southeast of Gizo, Solomon Islands, on Friday, 25 Dec 2020 8:16 am (GMT +11) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 175 km southeast of Gizo, Solomon Islands, on Friday, 25 Dec 2020 8:16 am (GMT +11)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Dec 21:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
24 Dec 21:30: Epicenter location corrected by 3.3 km (2.1 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 24 Dec 2020 21:16:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 25 Dec 2020 8:16 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.41°S / 157.72°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Kavachi (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
175 km (108 mi) SE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (138 mi) W of Malango (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) SW of Buala (pop: 2,700) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) W of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) WSW of Auki (pop: 6,810) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) SE of Buin (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) SE of Panguna (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) W of Guadalcanal Island (pop: 65,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.4°C (85 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from E
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.110 km- 188 km SE of Gizo, Solomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.312 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.238 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
M 5.310 km188 Km SE of Gizo, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.310 km188 Km SE of Gizo, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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