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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 137 km southwest of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 13:47 GMT

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.5 quake Solomon Sea, 89 km southwest of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Saturday, April 19, 2014 23:27:59, which had occurred 20 minutes earlier.
Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 137 km southwest of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 13:47 GMT Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 137 km southwest of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 13:47 GMT

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 85 km depth

19 Apr 13:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 19, 2014 13:47:53 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth85.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.09°S / 154.68°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode7.09°N / 25.32°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoBagana (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities118 km (73 mi) WSW of Buin (pop: 750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) SW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) SW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
264 km (164 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
406 km (252 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
425 km (264 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
870 km (541 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
7.085 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
5.672 km120km SW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS


Seismic station: Honiara, Solomon Islands (HNR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 636 km / 395 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Honiara, Solomon Islands: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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