Skip to comments.Earthquake Magnitude 6.7 - SOLOMON ISLANDS 2007 August 16 08:39:27 UTC
Posted on 08/16/2007 2:43:51 AM PDT by bd476
Date-Time Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 08:39:27 UTC
Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 07:39:27 PM at epicenter
Location 9.715°S, 159.335°E
Depth 1.8 km (1.1 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region SOLOMON ISLANDS
75 km (45 miles) WSW of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
185 km (115 miles) SW of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands
185 km (115 miles) S of Dadali, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands
2070 km (1290 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13 km (8.1 miles); depth +/- 87.8 km (54.6 miles)
Parameters Nst=102, Nph=102, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.23 sec, Gp=101°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2007gccj
The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
An earthquake occurred 75 km (45 miles) WSW of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 185 km (115 miles) SW of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands 185 km (115 miles) S of Dadali, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands at 2:39 AM MDT, Aug 16, 2007 (7:39 PM local time in Solomon Islands).
The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time.
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA... WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...
THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.
THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0839Z 16 AUG 2007 COORDINATES - 9.6 SOUTH 159.5 EAST DEPTH - SHALLOWER THAN 100 KM LOCATION - SOLOMON ISLANDS MAGNITUDE - 6.5
NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.
HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ALSO ISSUE TSUNAMI MESSAGES FOR THIS EVENT TO COUNTRIES IN THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC AND SOUTH CHINA SEA REGION. IN CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION... THE MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.
THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.
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Geez...Peru, now this!
Someone trying to get our attention?
The ring of fire is working overtime these days...
Agree. It's kinda eerie.
Thanks bd476 for the info.
Don’t forget the one off Japan as well...
In fact, here is the list of 5+ events over the last 24 hours from the USGS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php
MAP 6.7 2007/08/16 08:39:27 -9.715 159.335 1.8 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.0 2007/08/16 06:10:46 -14.095 -76.735 35.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 6.3 2007/08/16 05:16:58 -14.250 -76.061 35.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.2 2007/08/16 04:23:19 -13.518 -75.725 28.7 CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.0 2007/08/16 04:16:48 -13.338 -76.874 14.7 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.6 2007/08/16 04:04:10 -13.585 -76.533 35.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.8 2007/08/16 04:03:05 50.335 -177.577 22.3 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 5.0 2007/08/16 02:54:20 -13.486 -76.516 35.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.0 2007/08/16 02:17:10 -13.615 -75.922 37.4 CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.4 2007/08/16 01:35:40 -14.086 -76.546 35.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.9 2007/08/16 01:02:20 -13.308 -76.528 10.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.9 2007/08/16 00:19:11 -14.231 -76.180 10.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.8 2007/08/16 00:02:42 -12.645 -75.508 31.2 CENTRAL PERU
MAP 7.9 2007/08/15 23:40:57 -13.358 -76.522 30.2 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.3 2007/08/15 23:20:36 35.335 140.389 38.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.5 2007/08/15 20:22:14 50.568 -177.507 21.2 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 5.4 2007/08/15 19:15:09 35.335 140.328 35.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 2007/08/15 16:51:45 -7.269 155.687 49.3 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.3 2007/08/15 10:12:46 14.081 146.468 50.8 ROTA REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Coincidentally, I heard on the news a few hours ago that there was a volcanic eruption reported in Indonesia. There also was a volcanic eruption reported yesterday occurring in Alaska:
Kansas City Star
Posted on Wed, Aug. 15, 2007 10:15 PM
Alaskan volcano erupts
HOMER, Alaska | An Alaska volcano erupted Wednesday, sending ash more than 8,000 feet into the atmosphere.
Pavlof Volcano, which sits on the remote Alaska Peninsula 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, has not erupted for 11 years.
Eyewitnesses on several ships reported seeing incandescent blocks falling down the east-southeast flank of the volcano Tuesday night, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported Wednesday.
Alaskan volcano erupts
Oh how I wish you were kidding, but it's probably going to happen.
You're welcome and thank you as always, Cindy. :)
Karl Rove apparently has too much time on his hands...
Volcano Information: http://volcano.wr.usgs.gov/vhpstatus.php
Several Alaska volcanoes at orange
Mt. St. Helen has a dome building
Less then a week ago there was a 4.5 directly N. of LA. Not that this matters as there are always tinier earthquakes here, but it is the big picture in the last week that makes it stand out and now the volcano eruption.
LOL! Maybe he is celebrating!!! :-)
Map of recent activity.
Thanks for the link and updated information about Mt. St. Helens.