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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 9 September 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 9 September 2018

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 9 September 2018
9 Sep 19:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 9 19:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.7.
Date & time: Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:31 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.95°S / 161.41°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) NW of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
153 km (95 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,800)
167 km (104 mi) SE of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
170 km (106 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 9 Sep 19:31 UTCM 6.7 / 10 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Sun, 9 Sep 19:31 UTCM 6.5 / 64.5 km- 65km NW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
Sun, 9 Sep 19:31 UTCM 6.7 / 60 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC

shake map
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165.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
166 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
78406 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Honiara, Solomon Islands / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It's a moderate earthquake shake and lasted for few seconds. It awaken people still in bed. Trees outside shaking even person standing outside on the ground could feel it. But if the shake continue for few minutes would cause some damages to buildings.
Kaaaaasaass / not felt : Watch DUTCHSINSE YTUB OR TWITCH FOR EARTHQUAKE UPDATES FORCAST
Honiara (167.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
alaska / not felt : Look for magnetic field Flux changes like solar flares only much smaller scale
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 161 km W of epicenter) : Shake for around 5 to 10 seconds (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake: Solomon Islands, 9 Sep 2018 19h31

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 08 Feb 2019 18:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    34.2 km (21.3 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 2019 12:40 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Dec 2018 05:39 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Oct 2018 05:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Sep 2018 11:16 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 9 September 2018
 

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