Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 18:24 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 18:24 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Jul 18:33 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
Jul 17 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 16 Jul 2014 06:24:18 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.94°S / 160.9°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (146 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (74 mi) ESE of Vara
124 km (77 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
126 km (78 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
132 km (82 mi) S of Auki (pop: 6,810)
132 km (82 mi) E of Malango (pop: 10,500)
246 km (153 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
490 km (305 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
718 km (446 mi) SE of Arawa (Province of Laguna, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.310 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.210 km118km SE of Honiara, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.131 km120km ESE of Honiara, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake SOLOMON ISLANDS 16 July 18:24 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - SOLOMON ISLANDS on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 18:24 (GMT)
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