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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 46 km south of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Friday, Nov 25, 2022 at 2:13 am (GMT +11) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake Solomon Sea, 58 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, Nov 22, 2022 1:03 pm (GMT +11), which had occurred 3 days earlier.
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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 46 km south of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Friday, Nov 25, 2022 at 2:13 am (GMT +11) Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 46 km south of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Friday, Nov 25, 2022 at 2:13 am (GMT +11)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 23 km depth

24 Nov 16:32 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 19 minutes.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 24, 2022 15:13:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Nov 25, 2022 at 2:13 am (GMT +11)
Depth23.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.8154°S / 159.7882°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Antipode9.815°N / 20.212°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoGallego (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities15 km (10 mi) SSE of Malango (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Honiara (pop: 56,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) SSW of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
153 km (95 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
244 km (152 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
376 km (233 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.223 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
5.223 kmSolomon IslandsRaspberryShake
5.210 kmSolomon IslandsIRIS


Seismic station: Honiara, Solomon Islands (HNR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 45 km / 28 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
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s

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