Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 10 August 2015

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, on Monday, 10 August 2015 at 04:12 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, on Monday, 10 August 2015 at 04:12 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Aug 04:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Aug 10 05:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.4.
Date & time: 10 Aug 2015 04:12:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.3°S / 157.94°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Kavachi (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) SSW of Kingguru Island --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SE of Tetepare Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.610 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 6.910 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 6.615 km- 180km SW of Dadali, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 6.8 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Guayaquil-Ecuador (13484.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Magnifica su información que nos permite estar atentos ante cualquier eventualidád....muchas gracias,y estamos listos a colaborar ante cualquier percance en nuestro pais con información...nada que sentir respecto al movimiento estamos diametralmente al otro lado del movimiento sismico gracias.
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, 10 August 2015 04:12 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes):
  • 26 Jan 2016 17:51 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Jan 2016 09:08 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jan 2016 13:05 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Jan 2016 21:49 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Dec 2015 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Nov 2015 02:57 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Nov 2015 19:06 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 18 Nov 2015 18:53 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Nov 2015 18:31 UTC
    | M 6.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, on Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 18:31 (GMT)
  • 11 Nov 2015 20:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    31.5 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Aug 2015 18:49 UTC
    | M 6.5 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 at 18:49 (GMT)
  • 12 Aug 2015 18:19 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Aug 2015 04:24 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, on Monday, 10 August 2015 at 04:12 (GMT)
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