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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
18 Nov 18:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
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 / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
161 km (100 mi) SW of Buala (pop: 2,700)
179 km (111 mi) NW of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
194 km (121 mi) W of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
196 km (122 mi) SE of Gizo (pop: 6,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 18 Nov 18:31 UTCM 6.8 / 10 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Wed, 18 Nov 18:31 UTCM 7.0 / 20 km SOLOMON 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
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petebrough / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : My an sisters always have known but who knows what you'll find
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 180 km E of epicenter) : This is big.. (reported through EMSC)
(Solomon Islands, 178 km E of epicenter) : Caused water loss from a swimming pool in the immediate aftermath of the quake. (reported through EMSC)
(Solomon Islands, 178 km E of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 177 km E of epicenter) : Honiara Solomon Islands (reported through EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 178 km E of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: Solomon Islands, 18 Nov 2015 18h31

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes):
  • 09 Apr 2016 09:59 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Apr 2016 04:33 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Feb 2016 07:11 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Feb 2016 16:36 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Jan 2016 17:51 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Jan 2016 09:08 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jan 2016 13:05 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Jan 2016 21:49 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Dec 2015 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Dec 2015 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Nov 2015 02:57 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Nov 2015 19:06 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 18 Nov 2015 18:53 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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

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