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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 14 October 1991

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Monday, 14 October 1991
Date & time: Monday, 14 October 1991 15:58 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 23.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.094°S / 158.442°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Nggatokae (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
165 km (102 mi) SW of Buala (pop: 2,700)
170 km (106 mi) NW of Honiara (pop: 56,300)
188 km (117 mi) W of Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Solomon Islands, 14 Oct 1991 15h58

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 17 Aug 1993 20:35 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    26.1 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jul 1993 18:34 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    21.9 km (13.6 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Dec 1992 06:25 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    50.1 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 1992 14:37 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    34.8 km (21.6 mi) depth
    |
    160 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 1992 14:42 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    32.7 km (20.3 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1992 15:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    50.7 km (31.5 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Apr 1992 04:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1991 04:20 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 1991 17:14 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 1991 04:19 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 1991 22:30 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 1991 02:14 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 1991 09:07 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    25.7 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 1991 03:30 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    16.2 km (10.1 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 1991 19:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    26.1 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 1991 16:55 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    18.9 km (11.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 14 October 1991
  • 14 Oct 1991 16:16 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    31.3 km (19.4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 14 October 1991

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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 14 October 1991

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