Quake 8 Solomon Islands

An 8.0 in the Solomon Islands. Who knows how much damage or how far away. No Tsunami data yet.

So first off, h/t to Crosspatch for spotting this one. ( I was face planted in dinner ;-)

Looks like they have a mess of little after shocks going off. Several 6.x and many 5.x or smaller.

Quake 8.0 Solomons 6 Feb 2013

Quake 8.0 Solomons 6 Feb 2013

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Magnitude 8.0 – SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
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2013 February 06 01:12:27 UTC

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This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 8.0
Date-Time

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at 01:12:27 UTC
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at 12:12:27 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 10.738°S, 165.138°E
Depth 28.7 km (17.8 miles)
Region SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Distances 81 km (50 miles) W of Lata, Solomon Islands
575 km (357 miles) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
581 km (361 miles) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
847 km (526 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.2 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 5.2 km (3.2 miles)
Parameters NST=347, Nph=351, Dmin=586.7 km, Rmss=1.28 sec, Gp= 18°,
M-type=(unknown type), Version=B
Source

Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc000f1s0

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20 Responses to Quake 8 Solomon Islands

  1. omanuel says:

    Thanks, E.M., for keeping us updated on this old ball of dirt.

    That sort of information that would be available worldwide on TV screens if governments worked for the public.

  2. E.M.Smith says:

    @Crosspatch:

    That ABC link says there is a tsunami (but that it isn’t likely to be much in Australia).

    So most tsunami damage likely already done and close to the source. IIRC there isn’t a lot of antipodal focusing to “my” side of the Pacific… So South America ought to be OK too. With the Indonesian Arc in front of it (and Australia) ought not to do much in the Indian Ocean either.

    Still, looks like some small villages are gone.

  3. adolfogiurfa says:

    Electromagnetism moves suns, planets, societies, economies and people…

  4. adolfogiurfa says:

    If THEY don´t publish it, the alternative, following Chiefio´s regular M.Vukcevic ideas, is to watch this:
    http://weather.unisys.com/surface/sst_anom.gif

  5. Adam Gallon says:

    UK radio reports 4 deaths. A remarkably low total.

  6. adolfogiurfa says:

    Boiling waters in Salomon Islands:

  7. Gdubs says:

    @omanuel says:That sort of information that would be available worldwide on TV screens if governments worked for the public.

    The public IS in charge. If there is demand, supply will present itself.

    [Reply:George, mutating your name and IP number does not bypass moderation. It does flag the account as "suspect"... Now I may not service the moderation queue as fast as you like, but every new handle you hide behind just slows that down and does not speed it up. By default all new ip addresses and new names go to moderation hold and a longer, slower, evaluation. -E.M. Smith]

  8. Larry Geiger says:

    Whoa, that was scary. He should have headed further inland. IMHO.

  9. crosspatch says:

    adolfogiurfa says:
    6 February 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Fake. That’s footage of the Japan tsunami from 2011.

  10. fortuneteller says:

    As predicted by Piers Corbyn

  11. Steve C says:

    Unusuallly, I saw a cluster of precursor quakes there when I fired up ‘xearth’ on Monday morning. (If you don’t know xearth, it replaces your desktop wallpaper with a world map, on which you can optionally plot downloaded quake information. It also *really* encourages you to clear out most of that shortcut overload, so you can see the map.) There was a whole bunch of 5 – 6 magnitude hits there which drew the eye straight to them, and I wondered then whether ‘this was it’ or just a precursor. Right now, there are so many overlapping circles you can’t see Santa Cruz at all. They’re really getting hammered, and I wish them an early end to it.

  12. E.M.Smith says:

    @SteveC:

    That is why I do an “alert status” on 5.x to 6.x quakes in my area. If a ‘swarm’ starts and ramps, even a little bit, it’s best to do the ‘prep, duck, and cover’ drill. One of those times it will advance to The Big One. A “lone 7.x” causes the same thing (at least until some aftershocks show it not to be a foreshock).

    One hopes the folks on the islands are doing well. It will be ‘rock and roll’ for a while…

    @Adam Gallon:

    Single story wood structures have the best quake performance. Islands have a lot of those.

    Just sitting down gets you through 7.x as long as the place isn’t masonry or other stiff materials.

    Then leave anywhere near shore for a while…

    It is the “advanced” western urban high rise buildings that are the problem… Especially those with lots of masonry or glass.

  13. E.M.Smith says:

    A 6.9 in Columbia.

    Magnitude 6.9 – COLOMBIA

    2013 February 09 14:16:09 UTC
    Earthquake Details
    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude 6.9
    Date-Time

    Saturday, February 09, 2013 at 14:16:09 UTC
    Saturday, February 09, 2013 at 09:16:09 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 1.167°N, 77.384°W
    Depth 153.8 km (95.6 miles)
    Region COLOMBIA
    Distances 5 km (3 miles) ENE of Yacuanquer, Colombia
    11 km (6 miles) SW of Pasto, Colombia
    21 km (13 miles) SE of Sandona, Colombia
    29 km (18 miles) E of Tuquerres, Colombia
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.2 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 6.1 km (3.8 miles)
    Parameters NST=531, Nph=546, Dmin=157 km, Rmss=0.83 sec, Gp= 25°,
    M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=C
    Source

    Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    Event ID usc000f4ij

    While Solomon Islands keeps getting similar sized aftershocks (along with a couple of older 7.0 that I’ve not documented):

    Magnitude 6.5 – SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

    2013 February 09 21:02:22 UTC

    Earthquake Details
    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude 6.5
    Date-Time

    Saturday, February 09, 2013 at 21:02:22 UTC
    Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 08:02:22 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 10.970°S, 165.754°E
    Depth 18 km (11.2 miles)
    Region SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    Distances 29 km (18 miles) SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands
    527 km (327 miles) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
    657 km (408 miles) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
    798 km (495 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.9 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 6.3 km (3.9 miles)
    Parameters NST=304, Nph=309, Dmin=659 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp= 32°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
    Source

    Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    Event ID usc000f4n5

  14. Gail Combs says:

    For you Info.
    An interesting discussion on recurring Volcanoes and posible lunar cycle starting at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/02/08/slow-drift-in-thermoregulated-emergent-systems/#comment-1220793

    It is Between lgl and Greg Goodman.

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