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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 12 August 2015
12 Aug 18:57 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 à 13.0 km.
Date & time: Wednesday, 12 August 2015 18:49 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.33°S / 157.78°E (Îles Salomon)
Nearest volcano: Kavachi (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
171 km SE de Gizo (pop: 6,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 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
Wed, 12 Aug 18:49 UTCM 6.5 / 13 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Wed, 12 Aug 18:49 UTCM 6.5 / 10 km SOLOMON ISLANDSEMSC
Wed, 12 Aug 18:49 UTCM 6.4 / 5 km- 180km SE of Gizo, Solomon IslandsUSGS
Wed, 12 Aug 18:49 UTCM 6.7Solomon IslandsGeoAu

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I was in Honiara / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just laying on the bed and got a "rock and roll, side to side".

Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Solomon Islands, 12 Aug 2015 18h49

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 26 Jan 2016 17:51 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Jan 2016 09:08 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jan 2016 13:05 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Jan 2016 21:49 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Dec 2015 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Dec 2015 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Nov 2015 02:57 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Nov 2015 20:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    31.5 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 12 August 2015

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