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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 29 January 2020
29 Jan 13:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Jan 29 14:00: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Jan 29 14:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 86.0 km.
Date & time: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 13:49 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 86.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.32°S / 161.18°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) W of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
167 km (104 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
176 km (110 mi) SE of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
181 km (112 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 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
Wed, 29 Jan 13:49 UTCM 6.0 / 86 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Wed, 29 Jan 13:49 UTCM 6.0 / 95 kmSolomon IslandsEMSC
Wed, 29 Jan 13:49 UTCM 6.0 / 97.3 kmSolomon Is. [Sea] (Solomon Islands)INGV
Wed, 29 Jan 13:49 UTCM 6.0 / 96 kmSolomon IslandsBMKG
Wed, 29 Jan 13:49 UTCM 6.0 / 107.4 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
Wed, 29 Jan 13:49 UTCM 6.0 / 86.6 km70km W of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

User reports for this quake

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honiara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken up by shaking and noise of house (timber on stilts on top of hill) balcony/roof structure rocking against itself. Did not last long and nothing apparently fell or visible damage (looked in morning) to house. Quite frightening as I am a newcomer here.
/ Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
163.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 173 km NW of epicenter) : Felt an earthquake in Solomon Islands. (reported through EMSC)
Honiara (Solomon Islands, 173 km NW of epicenter) : Check Solomon Islands please. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Solomon Islands, 29 Jan 2020 13h49

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 20 Jul 2020 20:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    95.2 km (59.2 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2020 01:37 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Apr 2020 17:38 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Apr 2020 02:37 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    60.6 km (37.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Feb 2020 21:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Feb 2020 23:31 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jan 2020 17:58 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 30 Jan 2020 13:15 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

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