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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Nov 18 19:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.8.
Date & time: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 18:31 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.97°S / 158.39°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (41 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1*10^15 J (278 GWh / 2.4*10^5 tons of TNT / 14.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 18 Nov 2015
Wed, 18 Nov 18:31 UTCM 7.0 / 20 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
Wed, 18 Nov 18:31 UTCM 7.0 / 13.4 km- 118km SW of Dadali, Solomon IslandsUSGS
Wed, 18 Nov 18:31 UTCM 7.1 / 31 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
petebrough / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): My an sisters always have known but who knows what you'll find
Honiara (Solomon Islands) (180 km E from epicenter)(no details): This is big.. (via EMSC)
(Solomon Islands) (178 km E from epicenter)(no details): Caused water loss from a swimming pool in the immediate aftermath of the quake. (via EMSC)
(Solomon Islands) (178 km E from epicenter)(no details): This is the first earthquake I've ever seen a hanging object (Macrame) swing, as well as the door. It swung like somebody pushed it or something. (via EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands) (177 km E from epicenter)(no details): Honiara Solomon Islands (via EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands) (178 km E from epicenter)(no details): At 0530 hrs I was in bed but awake suddenly what heard was a big wind coming I though but then it shoke the house .Everyone in the house ran outside.It lasted for about 15 seconds. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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