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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 14 September 2016
14 Sep 07:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 14 07:33: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Sep 14 07:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: Wednesday, 14 September 2016 07:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.31°S / 159.15°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (55 mi) W of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
112 km (70 mi) SW of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
138 km (86 mi) SW of Buala (pop: 2,700)
180 km (112 mi) SW of Auki (pop: 6,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 14 Sep 07:24 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Wed, 14 Sep 07:25 UTCM 6.0 / 15 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
Wed, 14 Sep 07:25 UTCM 6.2 / 39 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
Wed, 14 Sep 07:25 UTCM 6.0 / 10.2 kmSolomon Is. [Sea]INGV
2016-09-14 18:24:59 +11:00 (14 Sep 07:24:59 UTC)M 6.0 / 10 km- 88km W of Honiara, Solomon IslandsUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (5)

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Pittsburgh (13285.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
the ocean / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : scary
honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
West Kola (91.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 100 km E of epicenter) : Shaking for around 5 to 10 seconds (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Solomon Islands, 14 Sep 2016 07:24

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

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