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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands Region on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands Region on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Santa Cruz Islands Region on Wednesday, 18 February 2015
18 Feb 09:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Feb 18 13:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Date & time: Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:32 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.69°S / 164.01°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
195 km (121 mi) W of Lata (pop: 600)
Primary data source: GFZ
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

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 18 Feb 09:32 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmSanta Cruz Islands RegionGFZ
Wed, 18 Feb 09:32 UTCM 6.2 / 2 km SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
Wed, 18 Feb 09:32 UTCM 6.2 / 34 kmSanta Cruz Islands RegionGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Santa Cruz Islands Region, 18 Feb 2015 09h32

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 23 Jun 2015 16:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Jun 2015 00:47 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jun 2015 06:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 May 2015 12:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 May 2015 12:27 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 May 2015 04:39 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 May 2015 02:18 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 2015 23:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 2015 22:48 UTC
    | M 6.8 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 184km W of Lata, Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 20 May 2015
  • 18 Feb 2015 18:50 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Feb 2015 17:09 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Feb 2015 16:27 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands Region on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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