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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 22 January 1986

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 22 January 1986
Date & time: Wednesday, 22 January 1986 12:26 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 94.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.199°S / 161.006°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (169 km / 105 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) NW of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
144 km (89 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
154 km (96 mi) SE of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
163 km (101 mi) SE of Auki (pop: 6,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: Solomon Islands, 22 Jan 1986 12h26

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 17 Jul 1986 06:55 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jun 1986 08:56 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    104.3 km (64.8 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Apr 1986 09:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 1986 18:15 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    96.1 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 1986 23:01 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    112.2 km (69.7 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Feb 1986 10:47 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 1986 03:39 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 1986 13:12 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1986 02:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jan 1986 07:35 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    82.2 km (51.1 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 27 January 1986

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 22 January 1986
 

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