Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 24 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 15:56 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 15:56 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 41 km depth

24 Sep 17:17 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.0 to 41.0 km.
Date & time: 24 Sep 2015 03:56:58 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.149°S / 160.534°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) SE of Vara
103 km (64 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
124 km (77 mi) SSE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
155 km (96 mi) S of Auki (pop: 6,810)
155 km (97 mi) WNW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
246 km (153 mi) SSE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
465 km (289 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
699 km (435 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.141 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Solomon Islands 24 September 15:56 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 18 Mar 2016 14:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Feb 2016 12:32 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 15:56 (GMT)
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