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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
7 May 07:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
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 / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
162 km (101 mi) SW of Arawa (pop: 40,300)
200 km (124 mi) S of Buka (pop: 0)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 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
Thu, 7 May 07:10 UTCM 7.0 / 16 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
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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Bishop Auckland (United Kingdom, 14335 km NW of epicenter) : 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 (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: Solomon Islands, 7 May 2015 07h10

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (156 quakes):
  • 04 Apr 2017 13:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    181 km (112.5 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Mar 2017 17:00 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    114 km (70.8 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (61 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Mar 2017 10:05 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    50.7 km (31.5 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 2017 03:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Mar 2017 02:58 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 Mar 2017 20:14 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    157.8 km (98.1 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2017 10:09 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    102 km (63.4 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Jan 2017 05:58 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    210 km (130.5 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Jan 2017 20:38 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Jan 2017 04:44 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 2017 04:30 UTC
    | M 7.9 |
    172 km (106.9 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Major mag. 7.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 22 January 2017
  • 15 Jan 2017 15:26 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    65.3 km (40.6 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jan 2017 02:49 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Dec 2016 23:34 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (82 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Dec 2016 23:34 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (82 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Dec 2016 12:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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

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