Latest earthquakes near Solomon Islands today

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List of latest earthquakes near Solomon Islands.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 4, 2024 13:11
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.2 175 km ESE
from Honiara
Jul 4, 2024 13:11
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.2 175 km ESE
from Honiara
Jun 12, 2024 08:43
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.3 159 km NW
from Honiara
Jun 3, 2024 05:40
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.2 382 km W
from Honiara
May 27, 2024 13:08
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.3 59 km ESE
from Honiara
May 19, 2024 16:08
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.5 153 km SE
from Honiara
May 18, 2024 22:02
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.0 77 km NE
from Honiara
May 2, 2024 11:08
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.6 298 km ESE
from Honiara
Apr 30, 2024 01:38
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.8 182 km ESE
from Honiara
Apr 28, 2024 11:50
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.3 182 km ESE
from Honiara
Apr 27, 2024 03:25
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.0 82 km SE
from Honiara
Apr 26, 2024 09:45
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.3 157 km ESE
from Honiara
Apr 21, 2024 12:54
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.5 35 km SW
from Honiara
Apr 14, 2024 14:42
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.3 160 km SE
from Honiara
Apr 13, 2024 05:48
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.3 141 km ESE
from Honiara
Apr 13, 2024 02:59
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.8 146 km SE
from Honiara
Apr 6, 2024 05:57
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.9 236 km SE
from Honiara
Apr 1, 2024 10:14
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.2 148 km ESE
from Honiara
Mar 26, 2024 17:57
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.9 150 km ESE
from Honiara
Mar 26, 2024 04:24
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.5 139 km ESE
from Honiara
Mar 26, 2024 00:44
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.3 189 km ESE
from Honiara
Mar 21, 2024 14:02
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.4 198 km ESE
from Honiara
Mar 20, 2024 01:39
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.0 258 km SE
from Honiara
Mar 20, 2024 01:30
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.4 152 km SE
from Honiara
Mar 6, 2024 12:20
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.2 186 km ESE
from Honiara

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
137 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.2
Jul 4, 2024 13:11

Average

A total of 1374 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Solomon Islands in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 137 earthquakes per year, or 11 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Solomon Islands roughly every 2 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Solomon Islands in 2016. A total of 376 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Solomon Islands that year. The strongest had a 7.8 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Solomon Islands with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Solomon Islands in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Solomon Islands during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Solomon Islands (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1128 82.1%
Mag. 5 223 16.23%
Mag. 6 21 1.53%
Mag. 7 2 0.15%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Solomon Islands

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.8
On Dec 9, 2016 04:38.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On Oct 4, 1931 06:13.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Solomon Islands occurred on Dec 9, 2016 04:38 local time (Pacific/Guadalcanal timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.8 and struck 205 kilometers (127 mi) south-east of Honiara, at a depth of 40 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Solomon Islands in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.8 earthquake struck on Oct 4, 1931 06:13, 232 kilometers (144 mi) south-east of Honiara. It is the strongest earthquake near Solomon Islands in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Solomon Islands in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Solomon Islands.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Solomon Islands.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Dec 9, 2016 04:38
(Guadalcanal)
M 7.8 205 km SE
from Honiara
Nov 22, 2022 13:03
(Guadalcanal)
M 7.0 57 km SW
from Honiara
Dec 10, 2016 06:10
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.9 195 km SE
from Honiara
Nov 19, 2015 05:31
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.8 178 km WNW
from Honiara
Jul 10, 2015 15:12
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.7 170 km W
from Honiara
Aug 10, 2015 15:12
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.6 208 km W
from Honiara
Jan 20, 2017 10:04
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.5 183 km ESE
from Honiara
Dec 9, 2016 08:56
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.5 216 km SE
from Honiara
Sep 10, 2018 06:31
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.5 182 km ESE
from Honiara
Aug 13, 2015 05:49
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.5 228 km W
from Honiara

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Solomon Islands

Earthquakes by region of Solomon Islands

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Solomon Islands.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Solomon Islands.

When was the last earthquake in Solomon Islands?

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Solomon Islands on the afternoon of July 4, 2024 at 13:11 local time (Pacific/Guadalcanal). The center of this earthquake was located 175km east-southeast of Honiara at a depth of 71km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Solomon Islands in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Solomon Islands?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Solomon Islands on the morning of October 4, 1931 at 06:13 local time (Pacific/Guadalcanal). The center of this earthquake was located 232km south-east of Honiara at a depth of 15km under water in the Solomon Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Solomon Islands since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Solomon Islands?

In the past 10 years, 1374 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Solomon Islands. This averages to 137 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3 days.