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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 27 September 1985

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Friday, 27 September 1985
Date & time: Friday, 27 September 1985 03:39 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 31.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.829°S / 159.854°E (Îles Salomon)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km SW de Honiara (pop: 56,300)
87 km SW de Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
150 km SW de Auki (pop: 6,800)
190 km S de Buala (pop: 2,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 27 Sep 03:39 UTCM 6.7 / 31.9 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake: Solomon Islands, 27 Sep 1985 03:39

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 13 Jan 1986 12:41 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Nov 1985 23:41 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    46.8 km (29.1 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Nov 1985 00:00 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 27 September 1985

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