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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 15 June 1966

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 15 June 1966
Date & time: Wednesday, 15 June 1966 00:59 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.318°S / 161.006°E (Îles Salomon)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (176 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km W de Kirakira (pop: 1,100)
152 km SE de Honiara (pop: 56,300)
164 km SE de Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
176 km SE de Auki (pop: 6,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 15 Jun 00:59 UTCM 7.1 / 45 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake: Solomon Islands, 15 Jun 1966 00:59

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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 15 June 1966
 

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