Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 7 December 2014

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.5 - Solomon Sea, 73 km WSW of Torokina Islet Island, Papua New Guinea, domingo, 07 dic. 2014

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.5 - Solomon Sea, 73 km WSW of Torokina Islet Island, Papua New Guinea, domingo, 07 dic. 2014

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth

7 Dec 01:29 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
Dec 7 08:10: Magnitud recalculada de 6.3 a 6.5.
Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 15.0 km.
Fecha & hora: 7 Dec 2014 01:22:01 UTC
Magnitud: 6.5
Profundidad: 15.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 6.48°S / 154.42°E (Solomon Sea, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Balbi (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km al OSO de Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
322 km al ONO de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Islas Salomón) (pop: 6,150) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
336 km al SE de Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
356 km al SE de Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
592 km al SE de Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
610 km al NE de Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
867 km al ENE de Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
73 km al OSO de Torokina Islet Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
477 km al SE de New Ireland Island (pop: 194,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.515 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 6.810 km116km WSW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 6.810 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 6.760 kmBougainville Island Region, PNGGeoAu

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darwin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very mild and short. Definitely tremor may have been related to this quake.
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Aftershocks of the M 6.5 terremoto: Solomon Sea, 73 km al oeste de Torokina Islet , Papúa Nueva Guinea Sun, 7 Dec 2014 01:22

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes):
  • 31 May 2015 06:41 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 May 2015 04:48 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    96 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 May 2015 15:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 May 2015 17:04 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 May 2015 15:53 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    48.2 km (30 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 2015 12:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    42.9 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 2015 08:03 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 May 2015 11:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 May 2015 05:18 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 2015 02:58 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 May 2015 18:11 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 May 2015 13:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    78 km (48.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 May 2015 06:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 2015 17:56 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    7.8 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 2015 14:00 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 2015 11:33 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.5 - Solomon Sea, 73 km WSW of Torokina Islet Island, Papua New Guinea, domingo, 07 dic. 2014
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