Original Image, with captions and description. The original is interactive with clickable regions for ‘close ups’.
From this site:
Sunday, January 03, 2010 at 22:36:30 UTC
Monday, January 04, 2010 at 09:36:30 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
30.5 km (19.0 miles)
105 km (65 miles) SSE of Gizo, New Georgia Islands, Solomon Isl.
210 km (130 miles) WSW of Dadali, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands
295 km (185 miles) WNW of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
2100 km (1310 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
horizontal +/- 8.5 km (5.3 miles); depth +/- 3.6 km (2.2 miles)
NST=137, Nph=138, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.32 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
We had a volcano let loose in Africa a few days ago too… then there is the one in the Pilippines and…
It’s only an intuitive thing, but it looks to me like the past few decades of quiet quakes and low volcanic activity are changing back to their older more active patterns.
These look to be shaping up to be interesting times…
Oh, and this report gets updated Wednesdays and is a nice summary of volcano activity around the planet:
A surprise to me was the volcano (POAS) in Costa Rica with a crater lake that is so acidic it has a pH near zero! At any rate, if you want a quick summary of the bigger active volcanoes of the world, it’s a nice summary. They also have a page listing all historic volcanoes with explosive venting over VEI 4 in the Holocene. I was surprised at how often Kamchatka showed up! California made the list a couple of times too ;-) especially with “Mono Craters”.
The USGA US Volcano Status map is here: