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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 20 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 20 April 2014

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.5 quake: 75km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, 19 Apr 2014 13h27, which had occurred 11 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - 96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 20 April 2014
20 Apr 00:36 UTC: Premier à signaler: USGS après 20 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:15 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, April 20, 2014 10:15:58
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 18.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.1672°S / 155.3119°E (Îles Salomon)
Nearest volcano: Loloru (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km SW de Arawa (pop: 40,300)
130 km SW de Taro (pop: 0)
198 km NW de Gizo (pop: 6,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 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
Sun, 20 Apr 00:15 UTCM 6.2 / 18 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Sun, 20 Apr 00:15 UTCM 6.1 / 20 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
Sun, 20 Apr 00:15 UTCM 6.1 / 18.1 km96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Sun, 20 Apr 00:16 UTCM 6.4 / 35 kmBougainville Island Region, PNGGeoAu

User reports for this quake

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yolo swag / Violent shaking (MMI IX)

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 20 April 2014
 

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