A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 23:03:45 (UTC) on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 498 km East from Kira Kira, Solomon Islands, at a depth of 10 km.

A strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred at 04:07:16 (UTC) on Monday, January 09, 2012, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 75 km WNW of Lata, at a depth of 38.9 km.

A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 06:33:06 (UTC) on Friday, June 24, 2011, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 25 km SSE of Lata, at a depth of 62.6 km.

A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 02:04:15 (UTC) on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 93 km SSW of Lata, at a depth of 13.5 km.

A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 15:14:13 (UTC) on Friday, October 23, 2009, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 165 km South of Lata, at a depth of 35 km.

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred at 09:37:17 (UTC) on Monday, October 12, 2009, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 200 km SSE of Lata, at a depth of 10 km.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred at 21:16:12 (UTC) on Thursday, October 08, 2009, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 240 km South of Lata, at a depth of 11.3 km.

A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred at 08:34:37 (UTC) on Thursday, October 08, 2009, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 185 km SSE of Lata, at a depth of 35 km.

Location 12.276°S, 166.448°E

A strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred at 02:12:39 (UTC) on Thursday, October 08, 2009, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 110 km SSE of Lata, at a depth of 35 km.

Location 11.650°S, 166.170°E

A strong magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurred at 22:18:26 (UTC) on Thursday, October 07, 2009, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 210 km SSE of Lata, at a depth of 35 km.

A tsunami warning has been issued for Papua New Guinea and island nations in the south-west Pacific after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake off Vanuatu. The epicentre was 295km north-northwest of Vanuatu's largest island, Santo, at a depth of 35km, the US Geological Survey said.

A major magnitude 8.1 earthquake occurred at 22:03:13 (UTC) on Wednesday, October 07, 2009, in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 373 km NNW from Santo (Luganville), at a depth of 33 km.