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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That would be all they need for that nuke plant which I have heard much about lately.
i’d like to say my failure to type the words “NOT HAVE HEARD MUCH ABOUT LATELY” was because i am tired. lol
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.)
Just think, tomorrow you’ll wake up and it will still be playing. Sometimes it takes awhile to wear off. :)
LOL that’s a good reference.
You are very welcome.
Looks like another big quake in the area about 45 minutes ago: 7.5, 35 km depth.
7.5 111km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2014-04-13 08:36:18 UTC-04:00 35.0 km
Does anybody know of a good volcano alert website?
“Nooo....global warming causes earthquakes.”
Yah, that too!
it may be Bush’s fault according to Nancy Pelosi,but hey,it could of been worse,can u imagine an 8.0 that would of taken out those Canary Islands?,where would the Canaries fly off to?(now thats a good question to ask of Obama Supporters),they all must think its just some islands populated by Canaries.
aha,maybe thats why all of those oxen,caribou,deeya(thats how cuomo pronounces it),cattle,bigfoot and bison were running away from yellowstone, they felt that earthquake a week a head of time.
lol, still is
http://earthquake-report.com/ (good stuff, current on big stuff and links to volcano cams)
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