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Major mag. 7.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 22 January 2017 - information

Major mag. 7.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 22 January 2017

Major mag. 7.9 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 22 January 2017
Jan 22 04:37: Magnitude recalculated from 7.9 to 8.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 167.0 to 169.0 km.
Jan 22 04:38: Magnitude recalculated from 8.0 to 7.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 169.0 to 171.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 171.0 to 170.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 170.0 to 172.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 172.0 to 173.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 173.0 to 174.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 174.0 to 173.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 173.0 to 172.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 22 January 2017 04:30 UTC
Magnitude: 7.9
Depth: 172.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.21°S / 155°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bagana (22 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^16 J (12408 GWh / 1.1*10^7 tons of TNT / 667.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 22 Jan 2017
Sun, 22 Jan 04:30 UTCM 8.0 / 163 kmBOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Sun, 22 Jan 04:30 UTCM 7.9 / 136 km- 41km WNW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
South Bend, Indiana USA (12833.6 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): While setting in a rocking chair, the chair was shaking back & forth for probably 15-20 seconds my husband was on the couch but felt nothing. After about 10 seconds it started again lasting about same length of time.
Lae / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Dundalk, MD / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Hardly felt but was noticed.
Kokopo (Papua New Guinea) (374 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Items fell, house shook violently (via EMSC)
(Papua New Guinea) (956 km W from epicenter)(no details): Gentle rocking of the office and buildings for approx 10-20sec, then reduced in intensity for 4-10eecs, followed by another 10-29secs of stronger tremors. (via EMSC)


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