Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 79km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Friday, May 23, 2014 20:13:34

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. 5.3 earthquake  - 79km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Friday, May 23, 2014 20:13:34

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 37 km depth

23 May 09:34 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 23 May 2014 09:13:34 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Friday, May 23, 2014 20:13:34
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 37.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.0385°S / 161.5021°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) SW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
246 km (153 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
246 km (153 mi) SE of Vara
261 km (162 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
267 km (166 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
384 km (239 mi) SSE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
470 km (292 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
606 km (377 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.234 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.210 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.337 km79km SW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.260 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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