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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 8 January 2000 at 01:19 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 8 January 2000 at 01:19 (GMT)
Date & time: 2000-01-08 01:19:46 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.805°S / 159.811°E (Îles Salomon)
Nearest volcano: Gallego (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km SW de Honiara (pop: 56,300)
87 km SW de Tulagi (pop: 1,800)
151 km SW de Auki (pop: 6,800)
186 km S de Buala (pop: 2,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
2000-01-08 01:19:46 UTCM 6.4 / 33 kmSolomon Islands, Îles SalomonUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Solomon Islands 2000-01-08 01:19 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 04 Jun 2000 02:06 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 8 January 2000 at 01:19 (GMT)
 

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