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M6.9 Quake Strikes Solomon Islands

Posted by feww on April 23, 2011

Strong Quake Strikes W of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Islands

Tsunami NOT expected, based on the available data.
There were no reports of damage, or casualties as of posting.

10-degree Map Centered at 10°S,160°E

EQ Location Map. Image enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

Event Location Map. NOAA

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 6.9
  • Date-Time: Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 04:16:55 UTC [Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 03:16:55 PM at epicenter]
  • Location: 10.349°S, 161.233°E
  • Depth: 81.6 km (50.7 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 76 km (47 miles) W of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl.
    • 173 km (107 miles) SE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
    • 184 km (114 miles) SSE of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands
    • 2084 km (1294 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 14.4 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 7.9 km (4.9 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: usc0002xcx

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