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Tsunami alert after Solomon Islands earthquake
The Guardian ^ | 4/12/2014 | staff report

Posted on 04/12/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT by Loud Mime

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake off the Solomon Islands has sparked a tsunami warning for the island nations of the south Pacific, with houses reported damaged in the Solomons.

Local officials reported two 1.5-metre waves hitting the western side of Santa Cruz Island in the Solomons, damaging about 50 homes and properties. There were no reports of injuries or deaths. Villagers had gone to higher ground as a precaution.

The tsunami formed after the earthquake hit near Lata on Santa Cruz in Temotu province, the easternmost part of the Solomons a three-hour flight from the capital, Honiara. The region has a population of about 30,000 people.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a tsunami of about one metre (3ft) was measured in Lata wharf in the Solomons. The centre said an 11cm (4.3in) wave was observed in neighbouring Vanuatu. The centre cancelled earlier warnings for tsunami further away.

The earthquake struck off the Santa Cruz islands, which are Solomons territory. The epicentre was 211 miles (340km) east of Kira Kira. The US Geological Survey initially put the quake epicentre at a very shallow depth of three miles (5km) but later revised this to a much greater depth of 17.8 miles (28.7km).

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KEYWORDS: earthquake; quake; solomonislands; solomons; temblor; tsunami
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1 posted on 04/12/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT by Loud Mime
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bump!


2 posted on 04/12/2014 1:29:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Loud Mime

Reported on map as an 8.3

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/


3 posted on 04/12/2014 1:31:23 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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To: Loud Mime; winoneforthegipper; machogirl; The Cajun

Shallow too!


4 posted on 04/12/2014 1:33:09 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Loud Mime
That's a lonnnnng way from California - those fracking tubes are getting longer!

< / leftist nitwit >

5 posted on 04/12/2014 1:40:07 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Loud Mime

Godzilla opens soon. Just saying...


6 posted on 04/12/2014 1:48:29 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

Hory mory! It’s Godzirra! Run for your rives!


7 posted on 04/12/2014 1:50:30 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Errant

Thanks for the ping! Cause my kid is traveling in California, I have been focused on that they last 1/2 hour.


8 posted on 04/12/2014 1:56:17 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant

Now a 7.6?


9 posted on 04/12/2014 1:57:02 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Loud Mime

7.6 now


10 posted on 04/12/2014 1:58:33 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: machogirl

bttt


11 posted on 04/12/2014 1:58:38 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: All

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

National Data Buoy Center, WORLD Buoy data including “event mode” buoys closest to quake.


12 posted on 04/12/2014 2:00:02 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant; machogirl

If i were living in Japan I would be very concerned right now.....


13 posted on 04/12/2014 2:04:38 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: machogirl

I’ve never seen the buoy data before. Interesting. The stuff you find on FR...

7.6 is still a shaker +, but quite a downgrade.


14 posted on 04/12/2014 2:06:31 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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To: winoneforthegipper

cautious for sure. looks like there is a “small” wave event. i am the furthest thing from a mariner. not sure what to make of the data. any spike of ocean water, in that big bowl, with that much water, looks huge to me. not sure what to make of it?


15 posted on 04/12/2014 2:07:22 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant; winoneforthegipper; machogirl

Trying to keep up with the cattle rustling in Nevada and now this, ain’t getting no work done today, LOL.


16 posted on 04/12/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

No kidding!


17 posted on 04/12/2014 2:09:41 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: The Cajun; Errant; winoneforthegipper

Saipan Buoy Event data.
Know what to make of this?
Small rise, but dang that’s a lot of water below.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=52401&type=2&seriestime=20140412202945


18 posted on 04/12/2014 2:16:46 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Loud Mime

Yes, FR is a great source of info. That was quite a downgrade. Not sure if I remember ever seeing quite a drop in estimated size of quake.


19 posted on 04/12/2014 2:20:52 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: The Cajun; machogirl; winoneforthegipper
Trying to keep up with the cattle rustling in Nevada and now this...

Lok, me too! Got to be at the airport in 30 mins! Still trying to get a look at the cattle being released tho on AJ's live stream:

>

20 posted on 04/12/2014 2:26:05 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: machogirl

I’m guessing that located where they are, there isn’t much seismographic instrumentation nearby, so it takes longer to sort it out from fewer / more-distant instruments than it would for a quake in a better-instrumented area like Japan or California.


21 posted on 04/12/2014 2:33:36 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: lonevoice

Just in case you haven’t heard about this whopping 8.3M earthquake today.


22 posted on 04/12/2014 2:43:00 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: FreedomPoster; All

Could be. I need to look up what the Aussies and Euro had this quake at.
Tsunami alert/warning is Cancelled for the surrounding areas.


23 posted on 04/12/2014 2:44:25 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Loud Mime

Caused by fracking in Oklahoma & Texas, no doubt!


24 posted on 04/12/2014 2:47:22 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Loud Mime

Let’s see, earthquakes. How can we figure out how people that are too free are causing these things? Hmmm. Yeah, well maybe all that drilling and fracking. Yeah, let’s blame it on that.


25 posted on 04/12/2014 3:06:46 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: machogirl

No no not because of the Tsunami threat....the fact that they have escaped the quake threat so far that the ring of fire has offered....l0ol


26 posted on 04/12/2014 3:15:40 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Loud Mime

Imagine if the sailboat parents of that little baby girl with salmonella had continued trekking the South Pacific on that 36-footer with tsunamis on the horizon... they would’ve contacted an aircraft carrier by then!


27 posted on 04/12/2014 3:32:43 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Pop in the PI. Japan will be next?


28 posted on 04/12/2014 3:41:29 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

By George BUSH, fracking no doubt!


29 posted on 04/12/2014 3:45:15 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: machogirl

Yeah Japan would make sense...


30 posted on 04/12/2014 3:47:31 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Pride in the USA
Wow!


31 posted on 04/12/2014 4:16:01 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: machogirl

Australia says 7.7:

http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/getQuakeDetails.do?quakeId=3505536&orid=913148&sta=RABL


32 posted on 04/12/2014 4:35:22 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Rodamala

It’s “Go-GEE-Ra” (Goji-ra)

Just ask Audrey.


33 posted on 04/12/2014 6:11:09 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Loud Mime

USGS has it at 7.6.
I watch the ABC earthquake cam and often these large quakes on the Ring of Fire show up on that cam. This one did today.


34 posted on 04/12/2014 6:19:53 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Izzy Dunne

lololol...


35 posted on 04/12/2014 6:20:20 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Loud Mime

Looks like the “Ring of Fire” is really heating up. This does not bode well......


36 posted on 04/12/2014 6:41:55 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
Caused by fracking in Oklahoma & Texas, no doubt!

Nooo....global warming causes earthquakes.

37 posted on 04/12/2014 6:55:44 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: ducttape45

I fell into a burning ring of fire
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire
The ring of fire

Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire Lyrics


38 posted on 04/12/2014 9:08:12 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: Redcitizen
Nemo! Newcomer of orange and white! You have been called forth to the top of Mt. Wanna-hock-a-loogie to join with us, in the fraternal bonds... of tankhood.

Huh?!

We want you in our club, kid.

Really?

If you can swim through... The Ring... of... FIRE!"


39 posted on 04/12/2014 9:12:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PghBaldy

thank you!


40 posted on 04/12/2014 9:29:17 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: winoneforthegipper

That would be all they need for that nuke plant which I have heard much about lately.


41 posted on 04/12/2014 9:33:50 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl; winoneforthegipper

i’d like to say my failure to type the words “NOT HAVE HEARD MUCH ABOUT LATELY” was because i am tired. lol


42 posted on 04/12/2014 9:53:38 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Redcitizen

Thanks a lot. lol, The jukebox in my head is now playing that song. (I do like that song, I just want to go to sleep.)


43 posted on 04/12/2014 9:54:47 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

Just think, tomorrow you’ll wake up and it will still be playing. Sometimes it takes awhile to wear off. :)


44 posted on 04/12/2014 10:58:07 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL that’s a good reference.


45 posted on 04/12/2014 10:58:54 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: machogirl

You are very welcome.


46 posted on 04/12/2014 11:42:24 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Loud Mime

Looks like another big quake in the area about 45 minutes ago: 7.5, 35 km depth.


47 posted on 04/13/2014 6:14:37 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Yes.

7.5 111km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 08:36:18 UTC-04:00 35.0 km


48 posted on 04/13/2014 6:27:36 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: John W

Does anybody know of a good volcano alert website?


49 posted on 04/13/2014 6:46:05 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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To: Loud Mime

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov


50 posted on 04/13/2014 7:00:36 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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