Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 18:49 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 18:49 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 13 km depth

12 Aug 18:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 13.0 km.
Date & time: Aug 12, 2015 18:49:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.33°S / 157.78°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Antipode: 9.33°N / 22.22°W
Nearest volcano: Kavachi (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
171 km (106 mi) SE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) W of Malango (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) W of Honiara (pop: 56,300) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) SW of Buala (pop: 2,700) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) W of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) WSW of Auki (pop: 6,810) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) SE of Buin (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) SE of Panguna (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.513 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
6.510 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
6.45 km- 180km SE of Gizo, Solomon IslandsUSGS
6.70 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
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I was in Honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just laying on the bed and got a "rock and roll, side to side".  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 7, 2016 07:11
6 years ago
5.0

10 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 26, 2016 17:51
6 years ago
4.9

10 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 19, 2016 09:08
6 years ago
4.7

10 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 14, 2016 13:05
6 years ago
4.7

10 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Jan 1, 2016 21:49
6 years ago
4.8

72 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Dec 27, 2015 16:50
6 years ago
4.7

62 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 22, 2015 02:57
6 years ago
4.8

37 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 18, 2015 19:06
6 years ago
4.9

0 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 18, 2015 18:53
6 years ago
5.1

10 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 18, 2015 18:31
6 years ago - felt
6.8

10 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore
Nov 11, 2015 20:53
6 years ago
4.9

32 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore

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