Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 173km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 175 km southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands, on 2020-05-13 09:41:12 +11:00

- Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 175 km southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands, on 2020-05-13 09:41:12 +11:00

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 112 km depth

12 May 22:49 UTC: First to report: USGS after 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 119.1 to 125.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 125.0 to 112.4 km.
Date & time: 12 May 2020 22:41:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-13 09:41:12 +11:00
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 112.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.1059°S / 166.5694°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (182 km / 113 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
175 km (109 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NNW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) N of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) N of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NNW of Norsup (Vanuatu) (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
782 km (486 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) N of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.6112 km173km SSE of Lata, Solomon IslandsUSGS
6.6117 kmSanta Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)GFZ
6.6127 kmSanta Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)EMSC
6.6117 kmSanta Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)BMKG
6.6128 kmSolomon Is. [Sea] (Solomon Islands)INGV
6.5130 kmSanta Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)GeoAu

User reports for this quake (4)

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Usa / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I live on a fault line. On the same earth you are on and my neighbor has loud temper tantrums because she’s physcho old and everytime I’m crouched in a corner from her extreme noise there’s an earthquake somewhere daily  
San Francisco, CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I woke up to the sound and saw my plant shaking  
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS 6.6 mag / not felt
We feel the jet sound BOOM BEFORE ALL EARQUKES TOD / not felt : Jet sound BOOM 4 TIME BEFORE ALL QUAKES TODAY BAJA CAL N THIS ONE 6 6  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes):
  • 30 Oct 2020 13:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    221.4 km (137.6 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Oct 2020 06:25 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    230.9 km (143.5 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 08:42 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    193.4 km (120.2 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Oct 2020 00:35 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    156.9 km (97.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Oct 2020 17:36 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Oct 2020 09:35 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    65.9 km (40.9 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Oct 2020 03:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Aug 2020 16:31 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    92 km (57.2 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Jul 2020 11:40 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    127.5 km (79.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jul 2020 11:22 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    289 km (179.6 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 09 Jul 2020 15:39 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    230.1 km (143 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 2020 10:43 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    116 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jun 2020 21:29 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    147 km (91.3 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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