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Magnitude 6.7 - SOLOMON ISLANDS
2004 November 11 17:34:53 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

A strong earthquake occurred at 17:34:53 (UTC) on Thursday, November 11, 2004. The magnitude 6.7 event has been located in the SOLOMON ISLANDS. The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 22 km (14 miles). (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
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Magnitude 6.7
Date-Time Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 17:34:53 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Friday, November 12, 2004 at 4:34:53 AM
= local time at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 11.134°S, 162.193°E
Depth 21.9 km (13.6 miles)
Region SOLOMON ISLANDS
Distances
80 km (50 miles) SSE of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl.
305 km (190 miles) SE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
310 km (195 miles) SSE of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands
2055 km (1270 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8.3 km (5.2 miles); depth +/- 20.9 km (13.0 miles)
Parameters Nst=144, Nph=144, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.99 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=R
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usqsbr

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