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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 7 May 2015

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 7 May 2015

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 7 May 2015
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 16.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 7 May 2015 07:10 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.22°S / 154.49°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bagana (153 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2*10^15 J (554 GWh / 4.8*10^5 tons of TNT / 29.8 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 7 May 2015
Thu, 7 May 07:10 UTCM 7.1 / 20 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Thu, 7 May 07:10 UTCM 7.1 / 23.2 km144km SW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Thu, 7 May 07:10 UTCM 7.1 / 41 kmBougainville Island Region, PNGGeoAu

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Bishop Auckland (United Kingdom) (14335 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It wouldn't stop shaking for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and I am a tourist at Bougainville I was evacuated until yesterday when I was flew back over to Britain back to my friends and family but my heart goes out to the friends and family of the earthquakes victims and the other tourists that died I am sorry (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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