Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea) on Saturday, 25 April 2020 - information

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 146 km west of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 25 April 2020 at 02:53 (GMT)

- Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 146 km west of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 25 April 2020 at 02:53 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 17 km depth

25 Apr 03:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 10.0 km.
Apr 25 05:18: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 17.0 km.
Date & time: 25 Apr 2020 02:53:06 UTC -
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.51°S / 154.28°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Balbi (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) W of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (90 mi) WSW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) W of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
584 km (363 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
597 km (371 mi) NE of Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
852 km (529 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) ESE of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.117 kmSolomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
6.388 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
6.444 kmNew Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
6.317 km132km W of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
6.420 kmPapua New Guinea [Sea]INGV

User reports for this quake (1)

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Reading uk / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 20 Sep 2020 16:55 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Sep 2020 10:57 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Jun 2020 18:08 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    96 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 May 2020 19:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2020 02:06 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 2020 01:36 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Apr 2020 20:11 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 2020 21:47 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 2020 02:55 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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