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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 27 January 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 27 January 2020

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Monday, 27 January 2020
27 Jan 05:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: Monday, 27 January 2020 05:02 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.08°S / 161.03°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) NW of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
139 km (86 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
145 km (90 mi) SE of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
150 km (93 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
Mon, 27 Jan 05:02 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Mon, 27 Jan 05:02 UTCM 6.3 / 47 kmSolomon IslandsEMSC
Mon, 27 Jan 05:02 UTCM 6.3 / 57 kmSolomon IslandsBMKG
Mon, 27 Jan 05:02 UTCM 6.3 / 45 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
Mon, 27 Jan 05:02 UTCM 6.3 / 17.7 km105km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
Mon, 27 Jan 05:02 UTCM 6.3 / 34.4 kmSolomon Is. [Sea] (Solomon Islands)INGV

User reports for this quake

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ddddd / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : dfffd
141.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Honiara (132.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Oconto, Wisconsin 54153 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guadalcanal / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Shillong india / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it
Java / not felt : why they didn't downgraded this mag as usually between 0.4-0.7mag..?? so weird..
Canada / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : im nearly dead
Honiara / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (2121.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
honiara (138.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Honiara, Solomon Islands (138.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On 1st floor of concrete building. Curtains swayed for about a minute. (reported through our app)
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Cleared the building quick large movement of earth
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was at school during the shaking. there was a bit of shaking but not strong enough. the earthquake and its after-shocks lasted about 15 seconds.
Gold Ridge, Guadalcanal / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
HONIARA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV) : more of a swaying than the normal 'shake'. went on for quite a few seconds - locals saying 'that was a big one!'
honiara, solomon islands / Light shaking (MMI IV) : i felt the earth move but not very hard just a very slow and relaxed movement
Honiara, Guadalcanal / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Violent shoving motion in raised house for about 30 seconds...
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 139 km NW of epicenter) : just half and hour (reported through EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 132 km NW of epicenter) : Shake for around 10 seconds (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: Solomon Islands, 27 Jan 2020 05h02

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 20 Jul 2020 20:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    95.2 km (59.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2020 01:37 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Apr 2020 17:38 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Apr 2020 02:37 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    60.6 km (37.7 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Feb 2020 21:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Feb 2020 23:31 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jan 2020 17:58 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Jan 2020 13:15 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 Jan 2020 13:49 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    86 km (53.4 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 27 January 2020

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