Major mag. 7.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 22 January 2017 - information

Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.9 - 63 km W of Arawa, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea, domingo, 22 ene. 2017

Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.9 - 63 km W of Arawa, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea, domingo, 22 ene. 2017

Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake at 172 km depth

22 Jan 04:36 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 6 minutos.
Jan 22 04:37: Magnitud recalculada de 7.9 a 8.0.
Profundidad recalculada de 167.0 a 169.0 km.
Jan 22 04:38: Magnitud recalculada de 8.0 a 7.9.
Profundidad recalculada de 169.0 a 171.0 km.
Profundidad recalculada de 171.0 a 170.0 km.
Profundidad recalculada de 170.0 a 172.0 km.
Profundidad recalculada de 172.0 a 173.0 km.
Profundidad recalculada de 173.0 a 174.0 km.
Profundidad recalculada de 174.0 a 173.0 km.
Profundidad recalculada de 173.0 a 172.0 km.
Fecha & hora: 22 Jan 2017 04:30:26 UTC
Magnitud: 7.9
Profundidad: 172.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 6.21°S / 155°E (North Solomons, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Bagana (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km al O de Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
293 km al NO de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province, Islas Salomón) (pop: 6,150) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
367 km al SE de Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
386 km al SE de Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
938 km al ENE de Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 4.5 x 1016 joules (12408 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 667.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 7.9172 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 8.0163 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 7.9136 km- 41km WNW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (5)

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South Bend, Indiana USA (12833.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : While setting in a rocking chair, the chair was shaking back & forth for probably 15-20 seconds my husband was on the couch but felt nothing. After about 10 seconds it started again lasting about same length of time.
Lae / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dundalk, MD / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Hardly felt but was noticed.
Kokopo (Papua New Guinea, 374 km NW of epicenter) : Items fell, house shook violently (reported through EMSC)
(Papua New Guinea, 956 km W of epicenter) : Gentle rocking of the office and buildings for approx 10-20sec, then reduced in intensity for 4-10eecs, followed by another 10-29secs of stronger tremors. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 7.9 terremoto: 63 km al oeste de Arawa, North Solomons, Papúa Nueva Guinea Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:30

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (297 quakes):
  • 12 Jan 2019 17:13 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    320 km (199 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 06 Jan 2019 07:30 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    400 km (248.5 mi) depth
    |
    346 km (215 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jan 2019 07:29 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    355 km (221 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Dec 2018 15:34 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    384 km (239 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Dec 2018 02:20 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    254 km (158 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Dec 2018 05:54 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    467 km (290 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Dec 2018 21:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    109 km (67.7 mi) depth
    |
    536 km (333 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Dec 2018 07:36 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    273 km (170 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 23:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    371 km (230.5 mi) depth
    |
    453 km (281 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 12:26 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    335 km (208 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 08:30 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    367 km (228 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 07:28 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    311 km (193 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 06:33 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    366 km (227 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 06:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    313 km (195 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 05:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    344 km (214 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 00:50 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    287 km (178 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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