Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 16:27 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.0 quake Santa Cruz Islands Region 18 February 09:32 UTC, which had occurred 7 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 16:27 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Feb 16:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Feb 18 19:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.3.
Date & time: 18 Feb 2015 04:27:25 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.62°S / 163.96°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (205 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
201 km (125 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
224 km (139 mi) E of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
413 km (256 mi) ESE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
450 km (280 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
532 km (331 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170)
553 km (343 mi) ESE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
596 km (371 mi) NW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950)
646 km (401 mi) NNW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.310 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.144 km215km E of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.152 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.3 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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