Skip to comments.Tsunami alert after Solomon Islands earthquake
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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Reported on map as an 8.3
< / leftist nitwit >
Godzilla opens soon. Just saying...
Hory mory! It’s Godzirra! Run for your rives!
Thanks for the ping! Cause my kid is traveling in California, I have been focused on that they last 1/2 hour.
Now a 7.6?
National Data Buoy Center, WORLD Buoy data including “event mode” buoys closest to quake.
If i were living in Japan I would be very concerned right now.....
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.
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?
Trying to keep up with the cattle rustling in Nevada and now this, ain’t getting no work done today, LOL.
Saipan Buoy Event data.
Know what to make of this?
Small rise, but dang that’s a lot of water below.
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.
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:
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