Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 24 January 2010 at 14:18 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 24 January 2010 at 14:18 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 24 Jan 2010 02:18:59 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.18°S / 157.756°E (Îles Salomon)
Volcan le plus près: Kavachi (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km SE de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province) (pop: 6,150)
223 km WNW de Malango (Guadalcanal Province) (pop: 10,500)
232 km WSW de Buala (Isabel Province) (pop: 2,700)
242 km W de Vara
263 km W de Tulagi (Florida Islands, Central Province) (pop: 1,750)
326 km W de Auki (Malaita Province) (pop: 6,810)
407 km SE de Arawa (Province of Laguna, Bougainville, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 40,300)
478 km WNW de Kirakira (Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa) (pop: 1,120)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 5.510 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Solomon Islands 24 January 14:18 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 12 Mar 2010 03:22 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 24 January 2010 at 14:18 (GMT)
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