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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 65 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Friday, Nov 25, 2022 at 9:43 am (GMT +11) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 65 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Friday, Nov 25, 2022 at 9:43 am (GMT +11) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 65 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Friday, Nov 25, 2022 at 9:43 am (GMT +11)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Nov 22:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
24 Nov 22:55: Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards NNW.
24 Nov 23:02: Now using data updates from USGS
24 Nov 23:36: Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards WNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 24, 2022 22:43:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Nov 25, 2022 at 9:43 am (GMT +11)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.7536°S / 159.4503°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Antipode9.754°N / 20.55°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoGallego (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities30 km (19 mi) WSW of Malango (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) SW of Honiara (pop: 56,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) SW of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
175 km (109 mi) SW of Auki (pop: 6,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) S of Buala (pop: 2,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
281 km (175 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
340 km (211 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 28.7°C (84 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 km30 Km WSW of Malango, Solomon IslandsUSGS
5.020 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
5.010 kmSolomon IslandsRaspberryShake
5.410 kmSolomon Islands: Near Port MoresbyRENASS
5.117 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
5.125 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Honiara, Solomon Islands (HNR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 65 km / 40 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Honiara, Solomon Islands: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)

So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Oct 3, 1931 19:13
91 years ago
7.9

15 km
237km / 147mi115 km SW of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 30, 1939 02:55
84 years ago
7.8

15 km
42km / 26mi22 km SE of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Dec 8, 2016 17:38
6 years ago
7.7

38 km
229km / 142miSolomon Sea, 70 km W of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsMore
Oct 10, 1931 00:19
91 years ago
7.7

15 km
193km / 120mi121 km SE of Auki, Malaita Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Aug 10, 1988 04:38
34 years ago
7.6

34 km
165km / 102mi142 km SE of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 7, 1984 21:33
39 years ago
7.6

18 km
115km / 72mi61 km SE of Guadalcanal Island, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Dec 15, 1935 07:07
87 years ago
7.6

35 km
228km / 142mi54 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 25, 1926 00:36
97 years ago
7.6

15 km
35km / 22mi62 km SW of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 21, 1977 04:24
46 years ago
7.5

33 km
142km / 88mi78 km SE of Guadalcanal Island, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 20, 1977 23:49
46 years ago
7.5

33 km
151km / 94miTavanipupu Island, 120 km S of Auki, Malaita Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 20, 1977 23:42
46 years ago
7.5

19 km
100km / 62mi42 km SE of Guadalcanal Island, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 20, 2003 08:43
20 years ago
7.3

33 km
166km / 103mi145 km SE of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Aug 18, 1968 18:38
54 years ago
7.3

543 km
70km / 44mi59 km S of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 12, 1926 08:32
97 years ago
7.3

15 km
248km / 154mi33 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Oct 14, 1991 15:58
31 years ago
7.2

23 km
133km / 82mi34 km W of Mborokua Island, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 3, 2010 22:36
13 years ago
7.1

10 km
254km / 158miSolomon IslandsMore
Jan 3, 2010 22:36
13 years ago
7.1

10 km
254km / 158miSolomon IslandsMore
Oct 23, 1979 09:51
43 years ago
7.1

22 km
222km / 138mi72 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jun 15, 1966 00:59
57 years ago
7.1

45 km
182km / 113miSolomon IslandsMore
Sep 16, 1926 17:59
96 years ago
7.1

15 km
28km / 17mi36 km NW of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 22, 2022 02:03
10 days ago
7.0

14 km
16km / 10miSolomon Sea, 57 km SW of Honiara, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 5, 1969 13:26
54 years ago
7.0

60 km
208km / 129mi24 km SW of Naghona Island, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 3, 1939 05:26
84 years ago
7.0

15 km
41km / 25mi21 km NW of Nughu Kiki Tiaro Island, Solomon IslandsMore
Mar 24, 1934 12:04
89 years ago
7.0

15 km
156km / 97mi130 km E of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Oct 3, 1931 22:47
91 years ago
7.0

15 km
252km / 156mi77 km SW of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Mar 27, 1926 10:48
97 years ago
7.0

15 km
238km / 148mi26 km SW of Tetepare Island, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 11, 2010 09:40
13 years ago
6.9

21 km
221km / 137miSolomon IslandsMore
Aug 2, 1996 12:55
26 years ago
6.9

33 km
246km / 153mi63 km SW of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 9, 1991 16:18
32 years ago
6.9

10 km
39km / 24mi69 km SW of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Dec 9, 2016 19:10
6 years ago
6.8

10 km
212km / 131miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 18, 2015 18:31
7 years ago
6.8

10 km
145km / 90miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 23, 2011 04:16
12 years ago
6.8

79 km
204km / 127miSolomon IslandsMore
Jan 5, 2010 12:15
13 years ago
6.8

15 km
224km / 139miSolomon IslandsMore
Jan 5, 2010 12:15
13 years ago
6.8

15 km
224km / 139miSolomon IslandsMore
Dec 23, 2001 22:52
21 years ago
6.8

16 km
18km / 11miNughu Kiki Tiaro, 22 km NW of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jun 15, 1966 01:32
57 years ago
6.8

45 km
189km / 118miSolomon IslandsMore
May 20, 1936 03:05
87 years ago
6.8

15 km
33km / 20mi3.2 km NE of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Sep 9, 2018 19:31
4 years ago
6.7

10 km
216km / 134miSouth Pacific Ocean, 79 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsMore
Jul 10, 2015 04:12
7 years ago
6.7

10 km
142km / 88miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Jun 26, 2010 05:30
12 years ago
6.7

35 km
239km / 149mi55 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Sep 27, 1985 03:39
37 years ago
6.7

32 km
45km / 28mi21 km SE of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 20, 1977 23:13
46 years ago
6.7

33 km
96km / 60mi35 km SE of Guadalcanal Island, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Dec 29, 1970 02:26
52 years ago
6.7

30 km
226km / 140mi58 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 19, 1968 06:04
55 years ago
6.7

28 km
116km / 72miSolomon IslandsMore
Aug 24, 1959 21:30
63 years ago
6.7

35 km
252km / 157mi45 km SW of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Sep 15, 1937 12:27
85 years ago
6.7

35 km
231km / 143mi57 km NW of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 20, 1931 14:16
91 years ago
6.7

15 km
248km / 154mi36 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 19, 2017 23:04
6 years ago
6.6

10 km
204km / 127miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Aug 10, 2015 04:12
7 years ago
6.6

10 km
173km / 108miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 3, 2010 21:48
13 years ago
6.6

10 km
244km / 152miTetepare Island, 99 km SE of Gizo, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 3, 2010 21:48
13 years ago
6.6

10 km
244km / 152miTetepare Island, 99 km SE of Gizo, Solomon IslandsMore
Aug 10, 1988 06:38
34 years ago
6.6

40 km
162km / 100mi137 km SE of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Dec 8, 2016 21:56
6 years ago
6.5

17 km
236km / 147miSolomon Sea, 75 km SW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsMore
Aug 12, 2015 18:49
7 years ago
6.5

13 km
189km / 118miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Jul 25, 2012 11:20
10 years ago
6.5

23 km
31km / 19mi3.2 km SE of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Aug 16, 2007 08:39
15 years ago
6.5

15 km
9km / 6mi32 km SW of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 14, 1989 06:20
34 years ago
6.5

32 km
224km / 139mi60 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Oct 15, 2021 02:45
1 year 7 weeks ago
6.4

44 km
145km / 90miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Dec 20, 2016 04:21
6 years ago
6.4

32 km
199km / 124miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 14, 2012 08:19
11 years ago
6.4

51 km
194km / 121miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 22, 2005 20:30
18 years ago
6.4

29 km
225km / 140mi48 km N of Buala, Isabel Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 8, 2000 01:19
23 years ago
6.4

33 km
40km / 25mi16 km SE of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Oct 14, 1991 16:16
31 years ago
6.4

31 km
120km / 74miMborokua, 141 km NW of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 9, 1991 16:30
32 years ago
6.4

10 km
32km / 20mi62 km W of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jul 10, 1990 03:17
32 years ago
6.4

66 km
195km / 121mi88 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 8, 1984 00:39
39 years ago
6.4

27 km
90km / 56mi31 km SE of Guadalcanal Island, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 24, 1983 09:08
40 years ago
6.4

12 km
219km / 136mi20 km SE of Tetepare Island, Solomon IslandsMore
Mar 7, 2011 00:09
12 years ago
6.3

22 km
159km / 99miSolomon IslandsMore
Sep 24, 2002 23:01
20 years ago
6.3

19 km
217km / 135mi81 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Sep 24, 2002 22:54
20 years ago
6.3

10 km
203km / 126mi89 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
May 9, 2001 17:38
22 years ago
6.3

68 km
205km / 127mi77 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 25, 1988 10:10
35 years ago
6.3

44 km
255km / 158mi29 km SW of Bitters Island, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 22, 1986 12:26
37 years ago
6.3

95 km
177km / 110mi152 km E of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 23, 1985 13:41
38 years ago
6.3

85 km
192km / 119mi90 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jun 9, 1973 08:21
50 years ago
6.3

70 km
218km / 135mi64 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 27, 2020 05:02
3 years ago
6.2

10 km
177km / 110miSolomon Sea, 150 km E of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 10, 2017 15:27
6 years ago
6.2

64 km
173km / 108miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 9, 2010 05:51
13 years ago
6.2

12 km
212km / 132miSolomon IslandsMore
Jan 9, 2010 05:51
13 years ago
6.2

12 km
212km / 132miSolomon IslandsMore
Jun 3, 2008 16:20
15 years ago
6.2

84 km
217km / 135miSolomon IslandsMore
Apr 2, 2007 23:20
16 years ago
6.2

18 km
260km / 161miBlanche Island, 83 km SE of Gizo, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 2, 2007 12:02
16 years ago
6.2

14 km
232km / 144miTetepare Island, 109 km SE of Gizo, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 25, 1998 18:05
24 years ago
6.2

48 km
230km / 143miRhodes Island, 111 km W of Buala, Isabel Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 26, 1993 23:20
29 years ago
6.2

17 km
144km / 89mi172 km W of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 29, 1978 04:21
45 years ago
6.2

46 km
110km / 68mi46 km SE of Guadalcanal Island, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jun 5, 1976 08:20
47 years ago
6.2

61 km
175km / 109mi148 km E of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jun 25, 1970 05:13
52 years ago
6.2

45 km
225km / 140mi28 km SE of Rhodes Island, Solomon IslandsMore
Jun 10, 2016 04:17
6 years ago
6.1

10 km
166km / 103miSolomon Sea, 28 km NW of Auki, Malaita Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Sep 24, 2015 15:56
7 years ago
6.1

41 km
127km / 79miSolomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 21, 2008 07:05
14 years ago
6.1

118 km
90km / 56mi68 km W of Tulagi, Florida Islands, Central Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Dec 8, 1999 13:34
23 years ago
6.1

33 km
57km / 36mi32 km SE of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Oct 6, 1997 20:52
25 years ago
6.1

33 km
97km / 60mi121 km W of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Jun 3, 1996 10:46
27 years ago
6.1

33 km
253km / 157mi71 km SW of Tetepare Island, Solomon IslandsMore
Dec 14, 1994 07:28
28 years ago
6.1

16 km
26km / 16mi39 km NW of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Oct 14, 1991 16:55
31 years ago
6.1

19 km
145km / 90mi30 km S of Mbulo Island, Solomon IslandsMore
Oct 18, 1989 11:40
33 years ago
6.1

45 km
182km / 113mi100 km W of Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon IslandsMore
May 15, 1989 23:34
34 years ago
6.1

24 km
10km / 6mi24 km SW of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 6, 1979 11:38
43 years ago
6.1

30 km
38km / 24mi59 km W of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Apr 21, 1977 00:02
46 years ago
6.1

33 km
75km / 47miGuadalcanal Island, 46 km E of Malango, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 22, 2022 02:37
10 days ago
6.0

10 km
16km / 10miSolomon Sea, 72 km SW of Honiara, Solomon IslandsMore
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