Skip to comments.Magnitude 7.1 Quake Shakes Solomon Islands
Posted on 04/11/2010 5:31:50 PM PDT by AngieGal
A major earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands, but a tsunami was not expected.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.1-magnitude quake struck at Sunday evening. Its epicenter was about 130 miles southeast of the capital, Honiara, in the Pacific Ocean.
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How many has this been this year so far?
Plus 7+ ?
# Magnitude 6.2 SPAIN April 11, 2010
# Magnitude 6.8 SOLOMON ISLANDS April 11, 2010
# Magnitude 7.7 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA April 06, 2010
# Magnitude 7.2 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO April 04, 2010
# Magnitude 4.4 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA March 16, 2010
# Magnitude 6.7 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE March 16, 2010
# Magnitude 6.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN March 14, 2010
# Magnitude 6.9 LIBERTADOR O HIGGINS, CHILE March 11, 2010
# Magnitude 6.1 EASTERN TURKEY March 08, 2010
# Magnitude 6.8 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA March 05, 2010
# Magnitude 6.6 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE March 05, 2010
# Magnitude 8.8 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE February 27, 2010
# Magnitude 7.0 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN February 26, 2010
# Magnitude 6.9 CHINA-RUSSIA-NORTH KOREA BORDER REGION February 18, 2010
# Magnitude 3.8 ILLINOIS February 10, 2010
# Magnitude 5.9 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA February 04, 2010
# Magnitude 6.2 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA February 01, 2010
# Magnitude 5.9 HAITI REGION January 20, 2010
# Magnitude 4.0 OKLAHOMA January 15, 2010
# Magnitude 7.0 HAITI REGION January 12, 2010
# Magnitude 6.5 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA January 10, 2010
# Magnitude 4.1 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA January 07, 2010
# Magnitude 6.8 SOLOMON ISLANDS January 05, 2010
# Magnitude 7.1 SOLOMON ISLANDS January 03, 2010
# Magnitude 6.6 SOLOMON ISLANDS January 03, 2010
Is this the same one that was reported early this morning, or a new one in the same area??
7.1 Quake hits Solomon Islands
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/6953795.html ^ | 11 April 2010
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2010 6:32:07 AM by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
I did search, but this article had a different title. Certainly, it is the same quake.
I found a site that shows there have been 8 major earthquakes so far in 2010.
Water weighs 8.33 pounds per gallon...
That big dam is damn big!
It impounded 4,270,000,000 cubic metres of water in a recent flood stage. One cubic meter contains 264.172052 GALLONS. Therefor, the dam is holding 4.69818107 × 109 - TONS concentrated in one (relatively) small space!!!
Three gorges dam locks view from vantage point
” Sorry Ike- “
Apology not necessary - as much as I love FR, I know that the ‘search’ function is pretty hit-or-miss.... ;~)
I asked, because large earthquakes like this can have equally strong aftershocks - so it could have gone either way.... ;~)
Thanks it just seems like every time I log here and earthquake happens....
Oh...maybe I should never log out?!
Seriously though...thank you for the links.
Ring of Fire!
were there any earthquakes reported during WW2?
On what planet? On earth, a gallon weighs 8 lbs. A quart is 32 oz....2 lbs. Four quarts in a gallon.
How much does the Pacific Ocean influence the wobble? It's a lot bigger. I think you're barking up the wrong tree here.
Fox just reported the latest earthquake in Spain today, after the one in Solomon Islands.
Last week we had a 4.6 here in Wasilla, Alaska, I was standing on a reinforced concrete shop floor and it was an upward shard single jolt, the ones before were shakes, this one felt like a 200 ton weight was dropped real close.
I have been around 50ton stamping mills, this was a LOT stronger, I froze and waited for more, I did make my way outside...just in case.
The safety team I lead at the large west cost company I work for, is hosting a first annual Earthquake Awareness Fair in two weeks. We were at first wondering how much interest there would be in it. Don’t have to worry about it being a flop now. We picked the right year to start it, because it is expected now to be swamped with employees. Maybe as much as a thousand.
I will gladly accept your apology :>)
I still can’t get over this one-week shake map for southern Cal.
As a wastewater superintendent, if I used 8 instead of 8.33 to report pounds of a pollutant in the effluent, I would go to jail.
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