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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 7.7 quake: Solomon Islands on Thu, 8 Dec 17h38, which had occurred 11 days earlier.
Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Dec 20 06:44: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 32.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 20 December 2016 04:21 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.19°S / 161.21°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (185 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5*10^14 J (69.8 GWh / 60036 tons of TNT / 3.8 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 20 Dec 2016
Tue, 20 Dec 04:21 UTCM 6.4 / 10 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
Tue, 20 Dec 04:21 UTCM 6.4 / 11.3 km- 80km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
(133.8 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Honiara / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Honiara (157.8 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Lungga (Solomon Islands) (161 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Shake for 5 seconds (via EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands) (164 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I ran out of my office. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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