Magnitude 6.6 - SOLOMON ISLANDS

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2010 January 03 21:48:05 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.6
Date-Time
Location 8.732°S, 157.496°E
Depth26 km (16.2 miles) set by location program
RegionSOLOMON ISLANDS
Distances100 km (60 miles) SE of Gizo, New Georgia Islands, Solomon Isl.
190 km (115 miles) WSW of Dadali, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands
285 km (175 miles) WNW of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
2130 km (1320 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 5.1 km (3.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=232, Nph=232, Dmin=280.3 km, Rmss=1.09 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=T
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2010rabr
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Felt Reports

Several homes damaged. Felt at Gizo and Honiara. A small tsunami of less than 2 cm (peak-to-trough) was recorded at Honiara.

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