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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 7 December 2014

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 7 December 2014

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 7 December 2014
7 Dec 01:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 7 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 15.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 7 December 2014 01:22 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.48°S / 154.42°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Balbi (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (74 mi) SW of Buka (pop: 0)
130 km (81 mi) SW of Arawa (pop: 40,300)
144 km (89 mi) W of Buin (pop: 800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 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
Sun, 7 Dec 01:22 UTCM 6.5 / 15 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:22:00 (7 Dec 01:22:00 UTC)M 6.8 / 10 km116km WSW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Sun, 7 Dec 01:22 UTCM 6.8 / 10 kmBOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Sun, 7 Dec 01:22 UTCM 6.7 / 60 kmBougainville Island Region, PNGGeoAu

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darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very mild and short. Definitely tremor may have been related to this quake.

Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Solomon Islands, 7 Dec 2014 01:22

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes):
  • 31 May 2015 06:41 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 May 2015 04:48 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    96 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 May 2015 15:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 May 2015 17:04 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 May 2015 15:53 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    48.2 km (30 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 2015 12:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    42.9 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 2015 08:03 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 May 2015 11:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 May 2015 05:18 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 2015 02:58 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 May 2015 18:11 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 May 2015 13:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    78 km (48.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 May 2015 06:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 2015 17:56 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    7.8 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 2015 14:00 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 2015 11:33 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 7 December 2014
 

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