Important historic earthquakes in Solomon Islands

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

Earthquakes Solomon Islands1 Earthquakes Solomon Islands2 Click on this image to watch it in full size - Data courtesy NOAA Natural Hazards database

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Solomon Islands May 21 19:12 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lata, Solomon Islands May 14 11:48 4.6 71 MAP
USGS Lata, Solomon Islands May 13 02:53 4.6 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands May 02 15:45 5.2 52 MAP
GEOFON Solomon Islands May 02 15:45 5.3 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Solomon Islands Apr 25 15:29 4.7 389 MAP
USGS Gizo, Solomon Islands Apr 24 11:44 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lata, Solomon Islands Apr 21 18:07 4.7 15 MAP
USGS Gizo, Solomon Islands Apr 20 23:16 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Solomon Islands Apr 17 14:40 4.8 30 MAP
USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands Apr 17 14:40 4.9 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands Apr 11 00:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lata, Solomon Islands Apr 09 13:24 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands Apr 06 09:53 4.5 93 MAP
EMSC Solomon Islands Apr 06 09:53 4.5 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Solomon Islands Mar 29 18:51 5.6 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Honiara Henderson - Shaking 6 second more or less, some of the goods in the store falled down, and some of my dogs ran came to me, they\'re frighten too - - ER: Thank you for telling us
  • Honiara - Lasted for a couple of seconds, maybe 6. Compared to other earthquakes that were higher on the Richter scale, there was more shaking for this one. It woke everyone up and people started to panic but the shaking ceased.No damage to property or even surrounding neighborhood - ER: Thank you for telling us
  • Honiara - Duration 15 secs. No damage in property
  • Honiara - Strong shaking
  • USGS Honiara, Solomon Islands Mar 29 18:51 5.8 10 MAP
    USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands Mar 28 23:45 5.0 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Mar 28 23:45 4.9 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lata, Solomon Islands Mar 21 23:11 5.0 75 MAP
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Mar 18 04:22 5.0 196 MAP
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Mar 18 02:11 4.9 67 MAP
    USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands Mar 18 02:11 4.9 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Solomon Islands Mar 18 02:11 4.8 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lata, Solomon Islands Mar 15 01:26 4.8 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Mar 05 06:02 4.5 189 MAP
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Mar 04 17:43 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Solomon Islands Mar 04 17:43 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Dadali, Solomon Islands Mar 04 17:43 5.0 10 MAP
    USGS Lata, Solomon Islands Mar 04 03:37 4.8 152 MAP
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Mar 03 14:58 4.6 28 MAP
    USGS Lata, Solomon Islands Mar 03 14:58 4.8 33 MAP
    EMSC Solomon Islands Mar 03 14:58 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Feb 17 15:13 4.9 44 MAP
    USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands Feb 14 20:19 4.8 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Solomon Islands Feb 14 20:19 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Feb 14 20:19 4.7 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Feb 12 03:34 4.0 214 MAP
    EMSC Solomon Islands Feb 02 21:16 4.9 185 MAP
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Feb 02 21:16 5.0 160 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Dadali, Solomon Islands Feb 02 21:16 5.1 148 MAP
    USGS Lata, Solomon Islands Jan 31 19:15 5.3 10 MAP
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Jan 31 03:13 5.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands Jan 30 07:44 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Solomon Islands Jan 30 07:44 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Jan 23 05:59 5.5 158 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lata, Solomon Islands Jan 21 11:40 4.7 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Jan 19 05:44 4.9 182 MAP
    USGS Kirakira, Solomon Islands Jan 13 11:24 5.9 23 MAP
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Jan 13 11:24 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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