Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 at 15:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 at 15:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 36 km depth

3 Sep 15:24 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 36.0 km.
Date & time: 3 Sep 2014 03:14:54 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.85°S / 162°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) SSE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
272 km (169 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
274 km (170 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
281 km (174 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
281 km (175 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
400 km (249 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
415 km (258 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
643 km (400 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: GFZ
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 5.136 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.140 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.239 km53km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.141 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Solomon Islands 3 September 15:14 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 19 Sep 2014 12:55 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 at 15:14 (GMT)
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