Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 2 August 2014 at 11:03 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 2 August 2014 at 11:03 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Aug 12:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 1 hour and 7 minutes.
Date & time: 2 Aug 2014 11:03:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.9°S / 162.35°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (42 mi) SE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
298 km (185 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
309 km (192 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
313 km (195 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
318 km (197 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
377 km (234 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
431 km (268 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
732 km (455 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.230 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 4.940 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 4.935 km65km SE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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Honiara (300.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken from sleep, noticed bed shaking/rocking. At least 30 seconds from after waking. No audible noise - but no great amount of crockery and no wall hangings.
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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 2 August 2014 at 11:03 (GMT)
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