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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 10 August 1988

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 10 August 1988
Date & time: Wednesday, 10 August 1988 04:38 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.366°S / 160.819°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) W of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
141 km (87 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
158 km (98 mi) SE of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
178 km (111 mi) S of Auki (pop: 6,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake: Solomon Islands, 10 Aug 1988 04h38

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (39 quakes):
  • 31 Jul 1990 04:28 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    54.5 km (33.9 mi) depth
    |
    165 km (102 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jul 1990 19:27 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    245 km (152 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jul 1990 03:48 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    91.9 km (57.1 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 1990 03:17 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    66.3 km (41.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, 10 July 1990
  • 04 Jun 1990 10:33 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    69.4 km (43.1 mi) depth
    |
    237 km (147 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 May 1990 20:07 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    57.4 km (35.7 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1990 14:49 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    36.7 km (22.8 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 1989 13:15 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    185 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Dec 1989 12:30 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    195 km (121 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Dec 1989 19:13 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    37.6 km (23.4 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Thursday, 14 December 1989
  • 06 Nov 1989 20:52 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    39.2 km (24.4 mi) depth
    |
    206 km (128 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 6 November 1989
  • 01 Nov 1989 11:46 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    50.3 km (31.3 mi) depth
    |
    157 km (98 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 1989 11:29 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Oct 1989 07:18 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    50.7 km (31.5 mi) depth
    |
    187 km (116 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Oct 1989 21:04 UTC
    | M 6.9 |
    24.7 km (15.3 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 27 October 1989
  • 26 Oct 1989 04:05 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    177 km (110 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 10 August 1988
 

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