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Great mag. 8.3 earthquake - 108km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands on Saturday, 12 April 2014

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - 100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands on Saturday, 12 April 2014

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - 100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands on Saturday, 12 April 2014
12 Apr 20:22 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 12 April 2014 20:14 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, April 13, 2014 07:14:39
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 29.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.3149°S / 162.2114°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) SE of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sunday, April 13, 2014 07:14:39 (12 Apr 20:14:39 UTC)M 7.6 / 29.3 km100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
Sat, 12 Apr 20:14 UTCM 7.5 / 28 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Sat, 12 Apr 20:14 UTCM 7.8 / 20 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
Sat, 12 Apr 20:14 UTCM 7.7 / 46 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

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Solomon Islands / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : holy shiiiitt
(Solomon Islands, 298 km NW of epicenter) : The ground extremely soft because of recent flooding. It felt like a bowl of jello being shaken. Most quakes here are short, around ten seconds, this one seemed to go on and on! Similar feeling to the quake that cause so much damage in 2007. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake: 100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, 12 Apr 2014 20:14

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (167 quakes):
  • 04 Apr 2016 13:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    47.4 km (29.5 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Mar 2016 14:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    195 km (121 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Mar 2016 01:08 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    102 km (63.4 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (96 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Mar 2016 18:31 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    75 km (46.6 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Feb 2016 20:56 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Feb 2016 19:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (124 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Feb 2016 19:11 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Feb 2016 12:32 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    190 km (118 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Feb 2016 21:11 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    155 km (96 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Feb 2016 11:54 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    261 km (162 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 2016 00:24 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    93.5 km (58.1 mi) depth
    |
    158 km (98 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2015 13:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Dec 2015 14:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    83 km (51.6 mi) depth
    |
    175 km (109 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Dec 2015 19:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    176 km (109 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Nov 2015 18:02 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2015 15:56 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    225 km (140 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 24 September 2015
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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - 100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands on Saturday, 12 April 2014
 

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