6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

July 25, 2012SOLOMON ISLANDS A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands. The earthquake erupted along the sea-floor at a depth of 22.9 km (14.2 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) SW (220°) from Honiara, Solomon Islands and 1374 km (854 miles) E (92°) from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. This is a very dangerous region for seismic activity. The Solomon Islands sit at the edge of the Pacific Plate along its boundary with the Australia Plate to the southwest. The Australia plate is sliding under the Pacific Plate at about 9.5 centimeters (3.7 inches) per year. As the two plates converge, they become stuck together in places. Eventually, the pressure exceeds the strength of the rocks, and brittle parts of the crust break—creating an earthquake. –The Extinction Protocol

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7 Responses to 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

  1. Cookie's mum says:

    Hi Alvin , Good Morning…I haven’t been able to rest all night PNW here..have had really strong sense of a big quake..I got up and checked just as this had been reported ..it has been so still..quake weather all night here and I honestly thought I might find something sizeable West Coast..N. Cali up to BC…well I hope I’m wrong will check webicorders for these parts..thanks again for such great reporting..do you ever sleep??? Well a blessed day to yourself and all that come by..Hugs Wendy xox

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  2. krystal says:

    I’ve been watching earthquakes from my phone apps, I know that every day, there have been at least one 5.0 magnitude activity if not more. Then yesterday and today it is 6.0 magnitude, that I have a feeling that it will be the new norm after 5.0 range. It’s been interesting. Also, saw on Good Morning America that Greenland’s ice land mass have entirely melted.

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  3. David says:

    We really feel the strength of the quake here in Honiara.

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  4. Shelley says:

    Alvin,

    Didn’t think you slept much… we’re getting closer to the end of this year, very intense things happening for sure. It’s interesting to watch the “shift” of earthquakes, etc. Makes me wonder how much hotter it’s getting below us and I sure hope the pressure is trying to “even” out somehow… keeping fingers crossed…

    All the best and hope you can catch more than 40 winks :)
    shelley

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  5. Hussen says:

    Oh ,the Creator save all of the respectable islanders .They are living in adversity now .They need help .

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