Seismo-Watch Archive of Large Moment Magnitude (Mw) Earthquakes

August 1996
Total Number of Mw >6.0 Earthquakes per Month = 8
Cumulative Number of Mw >6.0 Earthquakes per Year = 102

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Date Time Lat Lon Depth Mw Location
Aug 02 1255 10.79S 161.01E 21 6.9* San Christobol Island, Solomon Islands, Pacific Ocean
Aug 05 0209 1521S 173.37W 43 6.7 Western Samoa, Pacific Ocean
Aug 05 2139 1.86S 80.80W 10 6.2 Off the Coast of Ecuador, Pacific Ocean
Aug 05 2238 20.38S 178.54E 530 7.3 Tonga Islands, Southern Pacific Ocean
Aug 10 1120 4.87S 152.10E 35 6.1 New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia
Aug 11 0131 1343S 166.67E 36 6.1 Vanuatu Islands, Melanesia
Aug 12 1700 0.12S 125.11E 34 6.0* Southern Molucca Sea, Indonesia
Aug 15 0733 13.26S 166.53E 36 6.3 Vanuatu Islands, Melanesia
Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center; Harvard Geophysical Observatory, Harvard University (magnitudes with " * " are HRV).

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