M6.6 earthquake - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 01:54 (GMT)
Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - 27km NNW of Lata, Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 6 February 2013
6 Feb 02:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 12:54 (Pacific/Guadalcanal)
Depth: 9.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.4786°S / 165.772°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) N of Lata (pop: 600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Wed, 6 Feb 2013 12:54 (Pacific/Guadalcanal) (6 Feb 01:54:15 UTC)||M 7.0 / 9.8 km||27km NNW of Lata, Solomon Islands||USGS|
|Wed, 6 Feb 01:54 UTC||M 7.0 / 10 km||SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS||EMSC|
|Wed, 6 Feb 01:54 UTC||M 7.0 / 16 km||Santa Cruz Islands||GFZ|
|Wed, 6 Feb 01:54 UTC||M 7.0 / 10 km||Santa Cruz Islands||GeoAu|
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