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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 10 June 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 10 June 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Friday, 10 June 2016
10 Jun 04:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jun 10 04:28: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Jun 10 09:12: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Date & time: Friday, 10 June 2016 04:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.65°S / 160.47°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Savo (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) NW of Auki (pop: 6,800)
61 km (38 mi) NE of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
104 km (65 mi) NE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
112 km (69 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 10 Jun 04:17 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Fri, 10 Jun 04:17 UTCM 6.1 / 34 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
Fri, 10 Jun 04:17 UTCM 6.2 / 28.5 km- 20km WNW of Auki, Solomon IslandsUSGS
Fri, 10 Jun 04:17 UTCM 6.2 / 54 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Honiara / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tanaghai (Solomon Islands, 97 km SW of epicenter) : I feel but weak. (reported through EMSC)
(Solomon Islands, 94 km SW of epicenter) : It must have lasted 20-30 seconds, paused, then we swayed again for 5-10 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Lungga (Solomon Islands, 87 km SW of epicenter) : Shaking for 3 to 4 seconds (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Solomon Islands, 10 Jun 2016 04h17

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 13 Jun 2016 10:17 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 10 June 2016

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