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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Santa Cruz Islands

Posted by feww on July 18, 2015

3rd Revision by yet another seismologist (!)
M7.0; 10.38S, 165.20E ; depth=10km 

M7.2 Strikes WNW of Lata, Solomon Islands

Centered at 10.38ºS, 165.19ºE the quake occurred at a depth of about 2km, reported emsc-csem.org

Pacific Tsunami center has issued the following statement:

TSUNAMI EVALUATION

BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS… HAZARDOUS
TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM OF
THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.

TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST

* HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF SOLOMON ISLANDS

EQ Details

Magnitude: 7.2Mw
Region: SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Date/time: 2015-07-18 at 02:27:31.9 UTC
Location: 10.38ºS ; 165.19ºE
Depth 2 km
Distances 584 km E of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298 / local time: 13:27:31.9 2015-07-18
358 km E of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,122 / local time: 13:27:31.9 2015-07-18

Aftershocks

M5.1, 10.31S,164.96E 2015-07-18 at 04:30:04.3; depth=2km
M4.9, 10.31S,165.08E 2015-07-18 at 03:32:34.9; depth=2km

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