Contact | RSS | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 63 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm (GMT +11) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 63 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm (GMT +11) Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 63 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm (GMT +11)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Nov 09:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
24 Nov 09:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 20.0 km (from 8.7 to 12.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 26 km (16 mi) towards ENE.
24 Nov 09:34: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 24, 2022 09:15:25 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Nov 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm (GMT +11)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.8276°S / 159.5324°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Antipode9.828°N / 20.468°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoGallego (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities25 km (16 mi) SW of Malango (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) SW of Honiara (pop: 56,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (65 mi) SW of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
174 km (108 mi) SW of Auki (pop: 6,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) S of Buala (pop: 2,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
271 km (168 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
352 km (219 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 29.1°C (84 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]

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.
5.410 km25 Km SW of Malango, Solomon IslandsUSGS
5.410 kmSolomon Islands: Near Port MoresbyRENASS
5.312 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
5.410 kmSolomon IslandsRaspberryShake
5.317 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
5.410 kmSolomon IslandsIRIS


Seismic station: Honiara, Solomon Islands (HNR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 63 km / 39 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Honiara, Solomon Islands: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
Show more

User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s : Light shaking. It took around 20-30 seconds. We just stay alert for any more quiks. Thanks???????? | 6 users found this interesting.  
Honiara (63.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 30-60 s : Light shaking  
Airport Motel, Henderson, Solomon Islands / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s


[More info]

Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Nov 28, 2022 08:16
11 days ago

23 km
Solomon Sea, 42 km SW of Honiara, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 25, 2022 13:46
14 days ago - felt

10 km
Solomon Sea, 45 km SW of Honiara, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 24, 2022 22:43
2 weeks ago

10 km
Solomon Sea, 65 km SW of Honiara, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 24, 2022 15:13
2 weeks ago

23 km
Solomon Sea, 46 km S of Honiara, Solomon IslandsMore

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

Support us - Help us upgrade our services!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Design upgrade
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Photos | Volcano News | App
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours
Tours & Dates | FAQ | About us
Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 310 395 322 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings