Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 22 May 2015 at 23:59 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Friday, 22 May 2015 at 23:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 May 00:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
May 23 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.8.
Date & time: 22 May 2015 11:59:34 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.1°S / 163.03°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (88 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
305 km (190 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
364 km (226 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
385 km (239 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
386 km (240 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
395 km (245 mi) ESE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
500 km (311 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
665 km (413 mi) NW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
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 6.810 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 6.810 km159km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS
M 6.810 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
M 6.936 kmSolomon Islands RegionGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Solomon Islands 22 May 23:59 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes):
  • 04 Sep 2015 22:43 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    142 km (88 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Aug 2015 07:47 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 15 August 2015 at 07:47 (GMT)
  • 03 Aug 2015 09:41 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (82 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 31 Jul 2015 14:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Jul 2015 19:35 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Jun 2015 16:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Jun 2015 00:47 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jun 2015 01:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jun 2015 10:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jun 2015 21:54 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jun 2015 09:51 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    78 km (48.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jun 2015 06:19 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Jun 2015 05:30 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jun 2015 06:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 May 2015 11:41 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35.9 km (22.3 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 2015 14:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 22 May 2015 at 23:59 (GMT)
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