Magnitude 6.8 - SOLOMON ISLANDS

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2010 January 05 12:15:32 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location 9.056°S, 157.585°E
Depth18.7 km (11.6 miles)
RegionSOLOMON ISLANDS
Distances130 km (80 miles) SE of Gizo, New Georgia Islands, Solomon Isl.
190 km (120 miles) WSW of Dadali, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands
265 km (165 miles) W of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
2100 km (1300 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 7.5 km (4.7 miles); depth +/- 9.6 km (6.0 miles)
ParametersNST=180, Nph=180, Dmin=263.3 km, Rmss=1.24 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2010rca2
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A tsunami of 0.03 m occurred at Honiara.

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