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Mw 6 Earthquake, Green alert in Solomon Islands on 19 Mar 2017 15:43 UTC
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  • Articles: 272
  • Articles about casualties: 23 (8.5%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

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6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Solomon Islands, no tsunami warning
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:34:00 +0100   ibtimes-sg (en)

An earthquake of 6.0-magnitude hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours of Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 4.0 kilometres, some 170 kilometres north-northeast of the capital city Honiara at around 2:43 am local time (11.43 pm Singapore time Sunday).

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6.0-magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:25:00 +0100   channelnewsasia (en)

HONG KONG: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours of Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 2:43am local time (11.43pm Singapore time Sunday) at a depth of 4.0 kilometres, some 170 kilometres north-northeast of the capital city Honiara, the USGS said.

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6.0-magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:36:00 +0100   newindianexpress (en)

HONG KONG: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours of Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 02:43 am local time (1543 GMT Sunday) at a depth of 4.0 kilometres (2.5 miles), some 170 kilometres north-northeast of the capital city Honiara, the USGS said.

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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off Solomon Islands
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:36:00 +0100   HindustanTimes (en)

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours of Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 02:43 am local time (1543 GMT Sunday) at a depth of 4.0 kilometres (2.5 miles), some 170 kilometres north-northeast of the capital city Honiara, the USGS said. No tsunami warning was issued.

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Powerful quake hits off Solomon Islands
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:48:00 +0100   news_com_au (en)

A 6.0-MAGNITUDE earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours of Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at a depth of 4.0 kilometres, some 170 kilometres north-northeast of the capital city Honiara, the USGS said. No tsunami warning was issued.

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6.0-magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:53:00 +0100   india (en)

Hong Kong, Mar 19 (AFP) A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours today, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 02:43 am local time (1543 GMT Sunday) at a depth of 4.0 kilometres (2.5 miles), some 170 kilometres north-northeast of the capital city Honiara, the USGS said.

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Preliminary 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off Solomon Islands
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:35:00 +0100   9news (en)

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours of this morning, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 02:43 am local time (02:43am AEDT) at a depth of 4.0 kilometres, some 170 kilometres north-northeast of the capital city Honiara, the USGS said. No tsunami warning was issued.

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.