Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 16:56 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 16:56 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Jul 17:05 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Jul 17 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Date & time: 16 Jul 2014 04:56:10 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10°S / 160.98°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
129 km (80 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
135 km (84 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
141 km (87 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
142 km (89 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
257 km (159 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
501 km (311 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
729 km (453 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.310 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.220 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC

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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Solomon Islands 16 July 16:56 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 16 Jul 2014 18:24 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 16:56 (GMT)
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