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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 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.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 12, 2015 18:49:24 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.5
Depth13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.33°S / 157.78°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Antipode9.33°N / 22.22°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoKavachi (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities171 km (106 mi) SE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
216 km (134 mi) W of Malango (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
238 km (148 mi) W of Honiara (pop: 56,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
239 km (148 mi) SW of Buala (pop: 2,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
261 km (162 mi) W of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
327 km (203 mi) WSW of Auki (pop: 6,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
368 km (229 mi) SE of Buin (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
420 km (261 mi) SE of Panguna (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
422 km (262 mi) SE of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
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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(shakemap: USGS)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Honiara, Solomon Islands (HNR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 238 km / 148 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Honiara, Solomon Islands: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

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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".  

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32 km
Solomon Sea, Solomon IslandsMore

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