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List of latest earthquakes near Honiara.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 13, 2024 02:59
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.8 134 km SE
from Honiara
Apr 6, 2024 05:57
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.7 239 km SE
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 4.7 257 km ESE
from Honiara
Mar 6, 2024 12:20
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.2 186 km ESE
from Honiara
Feb 29, 2024 23:16
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.0 125 km W
from Honiara
Feb 27, 2024 22:29
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.0 251 km SE
from Honiara
Feb 21, 2024 10:25
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.4 128 km SE
from Honiara
Feb 12, 2024 22:28
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.6 60 km NNW
from Honiara
Feb 8, 2024 03:15
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.7 247 km WNW
from Honiara
Feb 7, 2024 18:49
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.9 253 km WNW
from Honiara
Feb 1, 2024 13:47
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.4 288 km WNW
from Honiara
Jan 31, 2024 14:29
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.1 108 km NW
from Honiara
Jan 16, 2024 02:01
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.6 85 km WNW
from Honiara
Jan 11, 2024 16:17
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.0 179 km ESE
from Honiara
Dec 31, 2023 06:54
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.6 73 km S
from Honiara
Dec 30, 2023 10:16
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.0 215 km ESE
from Honiara
Dec 20, 2023 17:59
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.2 209 km NW
from Honiara
Dec 18, 2023 08:28
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.6 180 km NW
from Honiara
Dec 8, 2023 11:41
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.8 327 km WNW
from Honiara
Dec 2, 2023 14:51
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.0 205 km WNW
from Honiara
Nov 23, 2023 09:19
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.4 144 km NE
from Honiara

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Honiara

Recent Honiara Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Honiara. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Honiara and elsewhere.

Honiara Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
140 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5.8
Apr 13, 2024 02:59

Average

A total of 1407 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Honiara in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 140 earthquakes per year, or 11 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Honiara roughly every 2 days.

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

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Honiara in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Honiara 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 Honiara (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1158 82.3%
Mag. 5 226 16.06%
Mag. 6 21 1.49%
Mag. 7 2 0.14%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Honiara

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 Honiara 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 Honiara 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 Honiara 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 Honiara 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 Honiara.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Honiara.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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
Apr 14, 2014 00:25
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.6 297 km SE
from Honiara
Aug 13, 2015 05:49
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.5 228 km W
from Honiara
Sep 10, 2018 06:31
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.5 182 km ESE
from Honiara
Jan 20, 2017 10:04
(Guadalcanal)
M 6.5 183 km ESE
from Honiara

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Honiara

Nearest earthquakes from Honiara

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Honiara. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Honiara.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 22, 2022 21:27
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.1 21 km S
from Honiara
Jun 7, 2016 19:36
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.1 26 km NNW
from Honiara
Jul 24, 2015 18:42
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.4 26 km S
from Honiara
Jan 3, 2020 00:41
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.2 27 km S
from Honiara
Sep 13, 2023 22:36
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.2 28 km SSW
from Honiara
Feb 1, 2023 11:21
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.0 29 km SW
from Honiara
Feb 24, 2017 20:44
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.9 31 km SW
from Honiara
Jan 19, 2016 21:30
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.1 31 km S
from Honiara
Jul 12, 2020 14:04
(Guadalcanal)
M 4.8 33 km SSW
from Honiara
May 5, 2014 13:24
(Guadalcanal)
M 5.3 37 km SSW
from Honiara

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Honiara

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Honiara?

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Honiara on the night of April 13, 2024 at 02:59 local time (Pacific/Guadalcanal). The center of this earthquake was located 134km south-east of Honiara at a depth of 42km under water in the Solomon Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Honiara in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Honiara?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Honiara 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 Honiara since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Honiara?

In the past 10 years, 1407 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Honiara. This averages to 141 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3 days.