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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 7.7 quake: Solomon Islands, 8 Dec 2016 17:38, which had occurred 11 days earlier.
Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016
20 Dec 04:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
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 / 115 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) NW of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
162 km (100 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
168 km (104 mi) SE of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
168 km (104 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 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
Tue, 20 Dec 04:21 UTCM 6.4 / 32 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Tue, 20 Dec 04:21 UTCM 6.4 / 10 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
2016-12-20 15:21:28 +11:00 (20 Dec 04:21:28 UTC)M 6.4 / 11.3 km- 80km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (5)

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133.8 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Honiara (157.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Lungga (Solomon Islands, 161 km NW of epicenter) : Shake for 5 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 164 km NW of epicenter) : I ran out of my office. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake: Solomon Islands, 20 Dec 2016 04:21

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (30 quakes):
  • 09 Jun 2017 20:32 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Jun 2017 12:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 May 2017 01:10 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2017 18:10 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    65.5 km (40.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2017 22:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Apr 2017 09:31 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Apr 2017 23:53 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Mar 2017 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    30.7 km (19.1 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Mar 2017 17:20 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    60.2 km (37.4 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Feb 2017 14:05 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Feb 2017 08:30 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    54.1 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2017 04:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jan 2017 10:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Jan 2017 02:20 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jan 2017 23:04 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 19 January 2017
  • 10 Jan 2017 15:27 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 20 December 2016
 

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