Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 65 km east of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Friday, Nov 26, 2021 12:44 am (GMT +11) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.0 quake Coral Sea, 75 km east of Lata, Solomon Islands, Nov 25, 2021 11:04 pm (GMT +11), which had occurred 1 hour and 40 minutes earlier.
Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 65 km east of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Friday, Nov 26, 2021 12:44 am (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 51 km depth

25 Nov 14:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
25 Nov 14:32: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 58.0 to 10.0 km (from 36 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 47 km (29 mi) towards NE.
25 Nov 14:33: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 46.0 km (from 6.2 to 29 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 30 km (19 mi) towards SSW.
25 Nov 15:42: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 46.0 to 51.0 km (from 29 to 32 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.1 km (5 mi) towards SSW.
Update Thu, 25 Nov 2021, 14:09
Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 58 km southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands
4.7 quake 26 Nov 12:44 am (GMT +11)
4.7 quake 26 Nov 12:44 am (GMT +11)
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported after midnight near Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Friday, November 26th, 2021, at 12:44 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 58 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Lata (pop. 550) located 58 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 25, 2021 13:44:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Nov 26, 2021 12:44 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.94°S / 166.35°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Antipode: 10.94°N / 13.65°W
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) ESE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) NNW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) N of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.1°C (83 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
4.751 kmSolomon Islands: SANTA CRUZ ISLANDSEMSC
4.758 km58 Km ESE of Lata, Solomon IslandsUSGS
4.810 kmSolomon Islands: Santa Cruz IslandsGFZ
4.758 kmSolomon Islands: Santa Cruz IslandsRaspberryShake

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