Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 47 km southeast of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on 13 Jun 2:23 pm (GMT +11) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 47 km southeast of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on 13 Jun 2:23 pm (GMT +11)

Tremblement de terre fort magnitude 5.1 at 10 km depth

13 Jun 03:30 UTC: Premier à signaler: VolcanoDiscovery après 7 minutes.
13 Jun 03:36: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: GFZ
Update Sun, 13 Jun 2021, 03:42
Significant magnitude 5.1 earthquake 47 km southeast of Honiara, Solomon Islands
5.1 quake 13 Jun 2:23 pm (GMT +11)
5.1 quake 13 Jun 2:23 pm (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred only 19 minutes ago 47 km southeast of Honiara, Solomon Islands, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Honiara, Solomon Islands, early afternoon on Sunday 13 June 2021 at 2:23 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.0.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Honiara (pop. 56,300) located 47 km from the epicenter, Malango (pop. 10,500) 52 km away, and Auki (pop. 6,800) 127 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Jun 2021 03:23:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 13 Jun 2:23 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.1
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.79°S / 160.18°E (Îles Salomon)
Volcan le plus près: Gallego (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km SSE de Honiara (pop: 56,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
52 km E de Malango (pop: 10,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
127 km SSO de Auki (pop: 6,810) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
194 km SSE de Buala (pop: 2,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
204 km ONO de Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
412 km ESE de Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 25.3°C (78 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
5.110 kmNear Honiara, Honiara, Solomon IslandsGFZ
unknownn/aSolomon IslandsVolcanoDiscovery
5.015 km26 Km ESE of Malango, Solomon IslandsUSGS
5.010 kmSolomon Islands: Near Port MoresbyRENASS
5.012 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
4.812 kmSolomon IslandsBMKG

User reports for this quake (8)

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Naha 1 Honiara Guadalcanal (43.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Point Cruz, Honiara (46.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : I feel like swinging for 2 seconds, 2 swinging.  
Honiara (47.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Light shaking  
Putnam valley ny / not felt
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Honiara (44.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s : House shaking  
Honiara (45.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
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