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M6.8 earthquake - 21km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands, Friday, 8 February 2013 at 11:12 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 21km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands on Friday, 8 February 2013

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.0 quake: SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS, 6 Feb 2013 01h12, which had occurred 2 days earlier.
Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 21km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands on Friday, 8 February 2013
8 Feb 13:15 UTC: Premier à signaler: USGS après 2 heures 3 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 8 February 2013 11:12 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 22:12 (Pacific/Guadalcanal)
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.9039°S / 165.895°E (Îles Salomon)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km SE de Lata (pop: 600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 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.
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 8 Feb 11:12 UTCM 6.8 / 10 kmSanta Cruz IslandsGFZ
Fri, 8 Feb 11:12 UTCM 6.8 / 18 km21km SSE of Lata, Solomon IslandsUSGS
Fri, 8 Feb 11:12 UTCM 6.9 / 10 km SANTA CRUZ ISLANDSEMSC
Fri, 8 Feb 11:12 UTCM 7.0 / 34 kmSanta Cruz IslandsGeoAu

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 21km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands on Friday, 8 February 2013

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