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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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.
Just in case you haven’t heard about this whopping 8.3M earthquake today.
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.
Caused by fracking in Oklahoma & Texas, no doubt!
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.
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
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!
Pop in the PI. Japan will be next?
By George BUSH, fracking no doubt!
Yeah Japan would make sense...
Australia says 7.7:
It’s “Go-GEE-Ra” (Goji-ra)
Just ask Audrey.
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.
Looks like the “Ring of Fire” is really heating up. This does not bode well......
Nooo....global warming causes earthquakes.
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
We want you in our club, kid.
If you can swim through... The Ring... of... FIRE!"