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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 28km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands on Friday, 4 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 28km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands on Friday, 4 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 28km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands on Friday, 4 April 2014
4 Apr 12:04 UTC: First to report: USGS after 24 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 4 April 2014 11:40 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, April 04, 2014 22:40:32
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 63.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.5303°S / 161.6719°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) SW of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 4 Apr 11:40 UTCM 5.8 / 72 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Fri, 4 Apr 11:40 UTCM 6.0 / 73 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
Friday, April 04, 2014 22:40:32 (4 Apr 11:40:32 UTC)M 6.0 / 63.8 km28km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
Fri, 4 Apr 11:40 UTCM 5.8 / 54 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

User reports for this quake

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tarxien malta / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
tarxien malta / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
HONIARA / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was just settling off to sleep when the bed started gently shaking. I'm used to quakes as I live in New Zealand but due to the torrential rain over the last while here I did wonder if the hillside was going to give way. Pleased I found your site! Ann V.

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: 28km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, 4 Apr 2014 11:40

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 19 Sep 2014 12:55 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Sep 2014 18:31 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Sep 2014 15:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Aug 2014 10:44 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    54.1 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 2014 18:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Jun 2014 20:44 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 May 2014 12:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 May 2014 09:13 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    37.4 km (23.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Apr 2014 07:45 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    18.6 km (11.6 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Apr 2014 10:47 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 28km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands on Friday, 4 April 2014
 

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