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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 10 August 1988

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 10 August 1988
Date & time: Wednesday, 10 August 1988 06:38 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 39.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.199°S / 160.855°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (75 mi) NW of Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
131 km (81 mi) SE of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
144 km (90 mi) SE of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
160 km (99 mi) S of Auki (pop: 6,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 10 Aug 06:38 UTCM 6.6 / 39.8 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake: Solomon Islands, 10 Aug 1988 06h38

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (38 quakes):
  • 07 Jan 1989 16:52 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    97.5 km (60.6 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Dec 1988 05:32 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    87.5 km (54.4 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 1988 11:23 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Oct 1988 00:45 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    89.6 km (55.7 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 1988 12:56 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    74.4 km (46.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 1988 07:38 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Aug 1988 06:19 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 1988 00:18 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 1988 11:17 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Aug 1988 14:21 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 1988 03:49 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    39.6 km (24.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Aug 1988 19:48 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33.3 km (20.7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Aug 1988 15:59 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Aug 1988 00:56 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Aug 1988 16:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Aug 1988 16:20 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 10 August 1988
 

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