Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 96km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, May 22, 2014 16:22:54

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 6 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 96km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, May 22, 2014 16:22:54

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 29 km depth

22 May 05:42 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 22 May 2014 05:22:54 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, May 22, 2014 16:22:54
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 28.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.1601°S / 161.402°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) SW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
246 km (153 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
249 km (155 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
267 km (166 mi) SSE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
277 km (172 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
390 km (242 mi) SSE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
482 km (300 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
605 km (376 mi) SE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.310 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.323 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.129 km96km SW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.160 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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