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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands) on Monday, 14 February 1972

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands) on Monday, 14 February 1972
Date & time: Monday, 14 February 1972 23:29 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 101.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.481°S / 166.339°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) SE of Lata (pop: 600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake: Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands), 14 Feb 1972 23h29

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (51 quakes):
  • 05 Feb 1974 17:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (105 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    18044 km (11212 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 27 Jan 1974 12:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jan 1974 12:51 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    97 km (60.3 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1974 11:03 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    118 km (73.3 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 1973 20:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 1973 21:21 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 1973 12:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Dec 1973 16:16 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Dec 1973 15:57 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    18044 km (11212 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 08 Dec 1973 13:09 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 1973 07:13 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1973 18:43 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    124 km (77.1 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1973 17:54 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    218 km (135.5 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Nov 1973 00:42 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    99 km (61.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands) on Monday, 14 February 1972

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