Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 84km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Monday, April 14, 2014 00:12:21

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.6 quake 100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, Sunday, April 13, 2014 07:14:39, which had occurred 17 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 84km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Monday, April 14, 2014 00:12:21

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 35 km depth

13 Apr 13:42 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 minutes.
Date & time: 13 Apr 2014 01:12:21 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Monday, April 14, 2014 00:12:21
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.2178°S / 161.9231°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) S of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
295 km (183 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
304 km (189 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
305 km (189 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
427 km (265 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
427 km (265 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
656 km (408 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
742 km (461 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: USGS
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.
M 5.838 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.635 km84km S of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.754 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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