May be of interest: 

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake, near Solomon Islands

Earthquake Lists, Maps, and Statistics: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/

Historical information for the area, and other areas, online at:  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/byregion/

Let me know if you need more information, publications, etc...

Enjoy the day,

Emily C. Wild
Librarian (Physical Scientist)
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Library
Denver Federal Center
ph: (303) 236-1003
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