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Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 45 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 at 12:46 am (GMT +11) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake Solomon Sea, 57 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, Nov 22, 2022 1:03 pm (GMT +11), which had occurred 3 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 45 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 at 12:46 am (GMT +11) Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 45 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 at 12:46 am (GMT +11)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Nov 13:51 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
25 Nov 13:55: Now using data updates from GFZ
25 Nov 13:57: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8. Epicenter location corrected by 3.3 km (2.1 mi) towards N.
25 Nov 14:08: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 25, 2022 13:46:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Nov 26, 2022 at 12:46 am (GMT +11)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.8023°S / 159.7751°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Antipode9.802°N / 20.225°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoGallego (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) SSE of Malango (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Honiara (pop: 56,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
153 km (95 mi) SW of Auki (pop: 6,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) S of Buala (pop: 2,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
246 km (153 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
374 km (232 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 27.3°C (81 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) | 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.
5.710 km13 Km SSE of Malango, Solomon IslandsUSGS
5.710 kmSolomon IslandsRaspberryShake
5.710 kmSolomon Islands: Near Port MoresbyRENASS
5.710 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
5.825 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
5.710 kmSolomon IslandsIRIS
5.731 kmSolomon Islands: Solomon Is. [Land]INGV

User reports for this quake (6)

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Honiara (45.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s : I am sitting outside my house on my phone | 9 users found this interesting.  
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : I was woken from the shaking of the house. It lasted for around 3 - 5 seconds. Shaking was quite violent for a short period of time. | One user found this interesting.  
Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s : Light shaking. The house and everything is shaking and rattling | One user found this interesting.  
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s


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