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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 39km SW of Honiara, Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - 39km SW of Honiara, Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Date & time: Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:20 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:20 (Pacific/Guadalcanal)
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 22.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.7212°S / 159.73°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (41 km / 25 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 25 Jul 11:20 UTCM 6.3 / 23 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Wed, 25 Jul 11:20 UTCM 6.3 / 20 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
Wed, 25 Jul 11:20 UTCM 6.5 / 22.9 km39km SW of Honiara, Solomon IslandsUSGS
Wed, 25 Jul 11:20 UTCM 6.5 / 53 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: 39km SW of Honiara, Solomon Islands, 25 Jul 2012 11h20

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 25 Sep 2012 19:42 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    27.5 km (17.1 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Sep 2012 04:11 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    48.7 km (30.3 mi) depth
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 2012 21:43 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    18.9 km (11.7 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 2012 20:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Jul 2012 12:35 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Map of aftershocks

Significant earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 39km SW of Honiara, Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 25 July 2012

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