Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands on Saturday, 18 July 2015

Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, 18 July 2015 at 02:27 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, 18 July 2015 at 02:27 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Jul 02:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jul 18 06:10: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.9.
Date & time: 18 Jul 2015 02:27:34 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.38°S / 165.03°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) E of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) NNW of North Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.910 kmSanta Cruz IslandsGFZ
7.010 km- 78km WNW of Lata, Solomon IslandsUSGS
7.010 kmSANTA CRUZ ISLANDSEMSC
7.344 kmSanta Cruz IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 06 Dec 2015 19:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Nov 2015 23:25 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (91 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Oct 2015 20:46 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    155 km (96.3 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Sep 2015 07:15 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Sep 2015 22:43 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (57 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Aug 2015 07:47 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, 15 August 2015 at 07:47 (GMT)
  • 09 Aug 2015 17:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jul 2015 22:58 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Jul 2015 17:56 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    160 km (99.4 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Jul 2015 22:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Jul 2015 07:34 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 17:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    44.2 km (27.5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 15:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 13:46 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 09:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 04:30 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 03:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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