Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 at 01:00 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 at 01:00 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 32 km depth

Date & time: 19 Jan 2010 01:00:22 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Profondeur: 31.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.865°S / 157.777°E (Îles Salomon)
Volcan le plus près: Kavachi (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km ESE de Vanikuva
133 km SE de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province) (pop: 6,150)
215 km WSW de Buala (Isabel Province) (pop: 2,700)
232 km WNW de Malango (Guadalcanal Province) (pop: 10,500)
262 km W de Tulagi (Florida Islands, Central Province) (pop: 1,750)
321 km W de Auki (Malaita Province) (pop: 6,810)
381 km SE de Arawa (Bougainville, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 40,300)
487 km WNW de Kirakira (Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa) (pop: 1,120)
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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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.132 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Solomon Islands 19 January 01:00 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 18 Feb 2010 03:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    55.7 km (34.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 at 01:00 (GMT)
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