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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 12 April 2014

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 12 April 2014
12 Apr 20:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 12 April 2014 20:24 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 59.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.21°S / 162.04°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) S of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 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
Sat, 12 Apr 20:24 UTCM 7.4 / 59 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Sat, 12 Apr 20:24 UTCM 5.9 / 26.8 km96km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon IslandsUSGS

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake: Solomon Islands, 12 Apr 2014 20h24

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (147 quakes):
  • 04 Apr 2016 13:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    47.4 km (29.5 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Mar 2016 14:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    173 km (108 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Mar 2016 01:08 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    102 km (63.4 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Mar 2016 18:31 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    75 km (46.6 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (92 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Feb 2016 20:56 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Feb 2016 19:11 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Feb 2016 12:32 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (105 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Feb 2016 21:11 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    171 km (106 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jan 2016 00:24 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    93.5 km (58.1 mi) depth
    |
    139 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2015 13:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Dec 2015 14:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    83 km (51.6 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (96 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Dec 2015 19:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    191 km (118 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Nov 2015 18:02 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2015 15:56 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    203 km (126 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 24 September 2015
  • 24 Sep 2015 15:56 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    203 km (126 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 24 September 2015
  • 12 Sep 2015 08:52 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 12 April 2014
 

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