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Strong Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

Posted by feww on July 10, 2015


M6.8 quake strikes W of Honiara, Solomon Islands

Centered at 9.35ºS, 158.39ºE, 172 km W of Honiara, the quake occurred at a depth of about 10km, according to

At least one significant aftershock measuring 5.3Mw was reported as of posting.

EQ Details

Magnitude:  6.8Mw
Date time: 2015-07-10 at 04:12:41.7 UTC
Location: 9.35ºS, 158.39ºE
Depth: 10 km

  • 172 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298
  • 1,231 km E of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733
  • 1,419 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 35,901

NO tsunami threat from this earthquake.

Other significant earthquakes

M5.6, 15km S of Hachinohe, Japan 2015-07-09 18:32:51 UTC depth=79.4 km
M4.7, 5km E of Sakai, Japan 2015-07-09 16:15:13 UTC depth=48.7 km
M5.1, 73km NE of Miyako, Japan 2015-07-09 08:27:39 UTC depth=42.2 km

M4.6, 93km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand 2015-07-09 20:01:04 UTC depth=59.4 km
M5.4, 45km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea 2015-07-09 10:07:38 UTC depth=102.2 km
M5.4, 277km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji 2015-07-09 07:28:27 UTC depth=339.3 km

M5.0, 44km ENE of Tingo Maria, Peru 2015-07-09 18:08:38 UTC depth=39.8 km
M5.1, 59km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador 2015-07-09 13:25:54 UTC depth=55.5 km

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