Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.2 - 177 km ESE of Vara, Solomon Islands, domingo, 25 oct. 2020 -

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.2 - 177 km ESE of Vara, Solomon Islands, domingo, 25 oct. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 66 km depth

25 Oct 11:13 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
25 Oct 11:16: Magnitud recalculada de 5.4 a 5.5. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 9.9 km (6.1 mi) al O.
25 Oct 13:16: Magnitud recalculada de 5.5 a 5.2. Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 66.0 km (de 6.2 a 41 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 15.7 km (9.7 mi) al SE.
Update Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 11:19
Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near Honiara, Solomon Islands
5.5 quake: 82 Km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, 25 Oct 2020 11:04
5.5 quake: 82 Km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, 25 Oct 2020 11:04
A shallow magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported late at night near the town of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ), the quake hit late at night on Sunday 25 October at 10.04 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Kirakira (pop. 1,100) at a distance of 82 km with light shaking, Auki (pop. 6,800) at a distance of 160 km with weak shaking, Honiara (pop. 56,300) at a distance of 162 km with weak shaking, and Tulagi (pop. 1,800) at a distance of 165 km with weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 25 Oct 2020 11:04:46 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: domingo, 25 oct 2020 22:04 (GMT +11)
Magnitud: 5.2
Profundidad: 66.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 10,18°S / 161,38°E (Islas Salomón)
Volcán mas cercano: Gallego (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km al WNW de Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
174 km al SSE de Auki (pop: 6,810)
180 km al SE de Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
300 km al SE de Buala (pop: 2,700)
487 km al W de Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
549 km al ESE de Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
776 km al SE de Arawa (Papúa Nueva Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
863 km al NW de Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28°C (82 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from ESE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.266 km47 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.280 km5.1 Solomon IslandsEMSC
M 5.185 km54 Km NW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsGeoAu
M 5.166 km47 Km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 5.486 km61 Km NW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsBMKG
M 5.166 km47 Km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

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174.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Short duration shaking, enough to rattle large sliding wardrobe doors briefly.
Kirakira town / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s : No damage
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Aftershocks of the M 5.2 terremoto: 177 km southeast de Vara, Islas Salomón Sun, 25 Oct 11h04

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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.2 - 177 km ESE of Vara, Solomon Islands, domingo, 25 oct. 2020

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