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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 20 March 2015

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 20 March 2015

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Friday, 20 March 2015
20 Mar 15:51 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 8 minutes.
Mar 20 17:10: Magnitude recalculée de 5.8 à 5.6.
Date & time: Friday, 20 March 2015 15:42 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.73°S / 154.76°E (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Nearest volcano: Tore (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km N de Buka (pop: 0)
189 km NW de Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 20 Mar 15:42 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Fri, 20 Mar 15:42 UTCM 5.6 / 60 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Fri, 20 Mar 15:42 UTCM 5.5 / 25.7 km177km NNW of Arawa, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Fri, 20 Mar 15:42 UTCM 5.8 / 45 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake: Solomon Islands, 20 Mar 2015 15h42

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 03 Apr 2015 09:11 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 20 March 2015

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