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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 10 January 2017

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.7 quake: Solomon Islands, 8 Dec 2016 17:38, which had occurred 5 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 10 January 2017
10 Jan 15:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jan 10 15:38: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Jan 10 15:38: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 64.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:27 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.15°S / 160.98°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) NW of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
138 km (86 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
148 km (92 mi) SE of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
157 km (97 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 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
Tue, 10 Jan 15:27 UTCM 6.2 / 64 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Tue, 10 Jan 15:27 UTCM 6.4 / 40 kmSOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
2017-01-11 02:27:15 +11:00 (10 Jan 15:27:15 UTC)M 6.3 / 28.5 km- 104km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (6)

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Honiara (132.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It went on for about 20 secs. (reported through our app)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 147 km NW of epicenter) : Very big tremor (reported through EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 144 km NW of epicenter) : Our bed was shaking (reported through EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 139 km NW of epicenter) : Earthquake ... (reported through EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 138 km NW of epicenter) : Earthquake (reported through EMSC)
Lungga (Solomon Islands, 135 km NW of epicenter) : Shaking for about 5 srconds (reported through EMSC)

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 10 January 2017

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