Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 42km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Sunday, August 03, 2014 21:44:43

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 42km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Sunday, August 03, 2014 21:44:43

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 54 km depth

3 Aug 11:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 25 minutes.
Date & time: 3 Aug 2014 10:44:43 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, August 03, 2014 21:44:43
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 54.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.8375°S / 161.9059°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (26 mi) S of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
265 km (165 mi) SE of Vara
266 km (165 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
271 km (168 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
272 km (169 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
393 km (244 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
425 km (264 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
633 km (394 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.154 km42km S of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.150 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.140 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.010 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake 42km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, Sunday, August 03, 2014 21:44:43

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 19 Sep 2014 12:55 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Sep 2014 15:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 42km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Sunday, August 03, 2014 21:44:43
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