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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: Thu, 7 May 07:10:21 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.22°S / 154.49°E
Nearest volcano: Bagana (153 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 7 May
Thu, 7 May 07:10 UTCM 7.1 / 20 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Thu, 7 May 07:10 UTCM 7.1 / 23.2 km144km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Thu, 7 May 07:10 UTCM 7.1 / 41 kmBougainville Island Region, PNG[Map]GeoAu

shake map
(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
Tue, 29 Dec
Tue, 29 Dec 01:51 UTCM 5.7 / 50 km - [info] (46 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Mon, 4 Jan
Mon, 4 Jan 05:39 UTCM 4.8 / 96 km - [info] (76 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Sat, 9 Jan
Sat, 9 Jan 16:22 UTCM 4.7 / 99 km - [info] (39 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Sun, 10 Jan
Sun, 10 Jan 09:09 UTCM 4.6 / 62 km - [info] (116 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Mon, 11 Jan
Mon, 11 Jan 04:48 UTCM 4.8 / 116 km - [info] (83 km)Solomon Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Tue, 19 Jan
Tue, 19 Jan 03:22 UTCM 5.1 / 30 km - [info] (85 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Sat, 30 Jan
Sat, 30 Jan 22:24 UTCM 4.7 / 96 km - [info] (96 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Sun, 31 Jan
Sun, 31 Jan 23:03 UTCM 4.6 / 15 km - [info] (123 km) BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sun, 31 Jan 23:23 UTCM 5.5 / 17 km - [info] (99 km)Solomon Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 8 Feb
Mon, 8 Feb 16:19 UTCM 6.4 / 42 km - [info] (89 km)Solomon Islands
[Map]
GFZ
الله أكبر (16430.8 km NE from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Sun, 6 Mar
Sun, 6 Mar 22:06 UTCM 4.7 / 64 km - [info] (53 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Wed, 30 Mar
Wed, 30 Mar 06:01 UTCM 5.2 / 114 km - [info] (41 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Fri, 22 Apr
Fri, 22 Apr 14:31 UTCM 4.8 / 95 km - [info] (52 km)Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Mon, 25 Apr
Mon, 25 Apr 10:01 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (193 km) NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 7 May
Sat, 7 May 02:46 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]Balbi (15 km)Solomon Islands
[Map]
GFZ

 

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