Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 75 km east of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 11:04 pm (GMT +11) -

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 75 km east of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 11:04 pm (GMT +11)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 40 km depth

25 Nov 12:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
25 Nov 12:14: Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards NNW.
25 Nov 12:22: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Thu, 25 Nov 2021, 12:18
Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes near Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
6.1 quake 25 Nov 11:04 pm (GMT +11)
6.1 quake 25 Nov 11:04 pm (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred only 14 minutes ago 66 km east of Lata, Solomon Islands, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, late at night on Thursday, November 25th, 2021, at 11:04 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 6.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Lata (pop. 550) located 66 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 25, 2021 12:04:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 11:04 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 39.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.7464°S / 166.4849°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Antipode: 10.746°N / 13.515°W
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) E of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) NNW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) N of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 28.6°C (84 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from E
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
6.040 kmSolomon Islands: Santa Cruz IslandsUSGS
6.030 kmSolomon Islands: SANTA CRUZ ISLANDSEMSC
5.610 kmSolomon Islands: Near NouméaRENASS
6.210 km75 Km E of Lata, Solomon IslandsGFZ
6.220 kmSolomon Islands: Solomon Is. [Sea]INGV
6.330 kmSolomon Islands: Santa Cruz IslandsGeoAu
6.040 kmSolomon Islands: Santa Cruz IslandsRaspberryShake

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Lata Solomon Islands / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s : Strong | 16 users found this interesting.  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

  • 25 Nov 2021 14:15 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Nov 2021 13:44 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Nov 2021 12:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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