Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 184km W of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, May 21, 2015 09:48:53

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 184km W of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, May 21, 2015 09:48:53

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 12 km depth

20 May 22:58 UTC: First to report: USGS after 9 minutes.
May 21 00:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.9 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.9 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: 20 May 2015 10:48:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, May 21, 2015 09:48:53
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.8886°S / 164.1581°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (181 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
180 km (112 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
249 km (155 mi) E of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
447 km (277 mi) ESE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
482 km (299 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
504 km (313 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
560 km (348 mi) NW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950)
586 km (364 mi) ESE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
609 km (379 mi) NNW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.812 km184km W of Lata, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 6.825 kmSanta Cruz Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.810 km SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
M 6.937 kmSanta Cruz Islands RegionGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake 184km W of Lata, Solomon Islands, Thursday, May 21, 2015 09:48:53

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (40 quakes):
  • 10 Sep 2015 07:15 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Sep 2015 22:43 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Aug 2015 07:47 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 15 August 2015 at 07:47 (GMT)
  • 09 Aug 2015 17:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jul 2015 22:58 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (82 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jul 2015 14:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Jul 2015 22:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Jul 2015 07:34 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 17:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    44.2 km (27.5 mi) depth
    |
    144 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 15:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (56 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 13:46 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    141 km (88 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 09:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 04:30 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 03:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (74 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 02:27 UTC
    | M 6.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands on Saturday, 18 July 2015 at 02:27 (GMT)
  • 23 Jun 2015 16:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 184km W of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, May 21, 2015 09:48:53
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