Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 204km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, May 23, 2015 08:45:19

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - 204km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, May 23, 2015 08:45:19

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 May 21:54 UTC: First to report: USGS after 9 minutes.
May 22 23:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 9.9 km.
Date & time: 22 May 2015 09:45:19 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, May 23, 2015 08:45:19
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 9.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.0723°S / 163.6837°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
205 km (127 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
234 km (145 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
416 km (258 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
445 km (276 mi) ESE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
447 km (278 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
460 km (286 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
554 km (344 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
622 km (386 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.99.9 km204km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 6.810 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 6.910 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 7.144 kmSolomon Islands RegionGeoAu

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Honiara (Solomon Islands, 436 km NW of epicenter) : It strong as it shocked am 436km awayFrom epic centre. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake 204km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, Saturday, May 23, 2015 08:45:19

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (28 quakes):
  • 04 Sep 2015 22:43 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Aug 2015 07:47 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 15 August 2015 at 07:47 (GMT)
  • 31 Jul 2015 22:58 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    170 km (105 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jul 2015 14:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Jul 2015 22:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    163 km (101 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 15:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    144 km (90 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 09:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 02:27 UTC
    | M 6.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    166 km (103 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands on Saturday, 18 July 2015 at 02:27 (GMT)
  • 01 Jul 2015 19:35 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    138 km (86 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Jun 2015 16:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Jun 2015 00:47 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jun 2015 01:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jun 2015 10:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jun 2015 21:54 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jun 2015 09:51 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    78 km (48.5 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (51 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jun 2015 06:19 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 204km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, May 23, 2015 08:45:19
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