Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 142km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:07:53

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 2 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 142km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:07:53

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 27 km depth

15 Apr 00:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
Date & time: 15 Apr 2014 12:07:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:07:53
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 27.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.2801°S / 162.926°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
143 km (89 mi) SE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
320 km (199 mi) WSW of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
371 km (231 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
385 km (239 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
389 km (241 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
393 km (244 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
505 km (314 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
658 km (409 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [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 5.236 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.327 km142km SE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.339 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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