Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 8 February 2016

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 60 km southwest of Torokina Islet Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 8 February 2016 at 16:19 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 60 km southwest of Torokina Islet Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 8 February 2016 at 16:19 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 42 km depth

8 Feb 16:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Feb 8 16:31: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 55.0 km.
Feb 8 16:36: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.6.
Feb 8 16:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 55.0 to 54.0 km.
Feb 8 16:44: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 54.0 to 42.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Feb 2016 16:19:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.64°S / 154.66°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bagana (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) WSW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) WSW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) W of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
623 km (387 mi) NE of Samarai (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
885 km (550 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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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
6.442 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
6.540 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
6.432 km- 92km WSW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
6.620 kmBougainville - Solomon Islands region [Sea: Papua New Guinea]INGV
6.444 kmBougainville Island RegionGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
الله أكبر (16430.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 28 Jul 2016 19:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Jul 2016 22:10 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    87 km (54.1 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Jul 2016 05:45 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Jul 2016 14:01 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    155 km (96.3 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 May 2016 23:04 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 May 2016 18:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 May 2016 02:46 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Apr 2016 01:17 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    150 km (93.2 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Mar 2016 06:01 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    114 km (70.8 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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