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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 9 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 9 December 2016

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.7 quake: Solomon Islands, 8 Dec 2016 17:38, which had occurred 1 day 2 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Friday, 9 December 2016
9 Dec 19:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 9 19:32: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.9.
Dec 9 20:24: Magnitude recalculated from 6.9 to 6.8.
Date & time: Friday, 9 December 2016 19:10 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.66°S / 161.15°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (211 km / 131 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) SW of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
189 km (118 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
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

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
Fri, 9 Dec 19:10 UTCM 6.8 / 10 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Fri, 9 Dec 19:10 UTCM 6.9 / 10 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
2016-12-10 06:10:07 +11:00 (9 Dec 19:10:07 UTC)M 6.9 / 20.6 km- 94km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: Solomon Islands, 9 Dec 2016 19:10

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (75 quakes):
  • 07 Jun 2017 12:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 May 2017 21:10 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 May 2017 01:10 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 2017 11:05 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    112 km (70 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 May 2017 18:10 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    65.5 km (40.7 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2017 22:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Apr 2017 09:31 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Apr 2017 23:53 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Mar 2017 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    30.7 km (19.1 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Mar 2017 02:42 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 09 Mar 2017 17:20 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    60.2 km (37.4 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 2017 16:47 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35.6 km (22.1 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Feb 2017 10:01 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Feb 2017 14:05 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Feb 2017 08:30 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    54.1 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2017 04:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 9 December 2016

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