6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Solomon Islands region

Santa Cruz Feb 5
February 6, 2013 SOLOMON ISLANDSAn earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude struck southeast of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The shallow quake was only 15 km (nine miles) deep and the epicenter was 330 km east-southeast of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands. There was no immediate tsunami warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii. The earthquake was followed by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. Today’s earthquake is the sixth major earthquake to strike the region since January 31, 2013. –Reuters
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32 Responses to 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Solomon Islands region

  1. whatevaforeva says:

    8.0 Santa Cruz Islands….Lord have mercy on those whom this may affect…We love your Son Jesus Christ and welcome the Holy Spirit in our lives…with love forevamore in The Spirit

  2. Donna says:

    An 8.0 just hit in the same area…

  3. Chynna says:

    8 mag!! Just 50 mins ago!! :O

  4. Just me says:

    Updated to 8

  5. paula says:

    I think you will find it is a EIGHT

  6. Preppin Pawpaw says:

    The Ring of fire is rocking tonight, I am sure you are aware but they have had an 8.0 6.4 and multiple 5.6′s in the Santa Cruz area and there is a Tsunami warning out for the region….is this a start to more volatility?

    • Yes, and it signals more upheaval, and large-scale change in the South Pacific from these events. We’re no longer talking about faults becoming restless; now the crust of the planet, itself, is agitated. When we see mega-quake strikes along tectonic plates, we know massive plate movement is underway- and this is a very dangerous paradigm.

  7. Angelsong says:

    An 8.0 just hit the Santa Cruz islands….followed by 5 aftershocks…

    • We’re starting to see deep changes strike the planet- which signals we are entering a geologial phase of time, marked by great upheaval with the land, air, and sea. In many regions of the world, the crustal sections of the planet will began to overturn itself.

  8. docta phill says:

    Theres just been an 8 magnitude quake ::((( tsunami warnings

    God Help Us
    Docta Phill
    New Zealand

  9. Shelley says:


    wow, what a day for big quakes!! santa cruz is rockin, hope everyone in that area is ok!!

    all the best,

  10. Crysus says:

    8.0 just now…..

  11. Emanni says:


    5.2 2013/02/06 02:06:21 -10.597 165.363 10.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    6.6 2013/02/06 01:54:15 -10.514 165.733 10.2 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    5.7 2013/02/06 01:48:43 -11.628 165.937 10.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    5.6 2013/02/06 01:33:37 -10.922 165.085 10.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    6.4 2013/02/06 01:23:20 -11.232 164.921 10.1 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    5.6 2013/02/06 01:22:13 -11.366 165.768 10.1 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    8.0 2013/02/06 01:12:27 -10.738 165.138 28.7 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    5.3 2013/02/06 00:46:01 -10.871 165.029 9.5 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    6.3 2013/02/06 00:07:23 -10.858 165.206 10.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

  12. james says:

    There were subsequent 8.0, 6.4 and 6.6 magnitudes.
    Tsunami alert issued for the 8.0 magnitude which occurred at 1:12 UTC time.

  13. Irene C says:

    8.0 – Santa Cruz islands. Followed by a 5.6, 6.4, 5.6,, 5.7, and 6.6 (so far)

    • Irene C says:

      Tsunami warnings are up for Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna, Marshall Islands, Howland and Baker, Pohnpei, Tokelau, Samoa, Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, American Samoa, Tonga, Australia, Niue, Cook Islands, Indonesia, Wake Island

      Tsunami watches are up for Marshall Islands, Howland and Baker, Pohnpei, Tokelau, Samoa, Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, American Samoa, Tonga, Australia, Niue, Cook Islands, Indonesia, Wake Island, Chuuk, Jarvis Island, Guam, Northern Marianas, Palmyra Island, Yap, Johnston Island, Minamitorishima, Belau

      Nothing so far for Hawaii, North or South America

  14. Jim Randall says:

    Earthquake of 8 magnitude struck Solomon islands today at 1p.m afternoon (NZ time) 6th February. Tsunami warnings for various Pacific Islands ,while here in New Zealand ( 3.47p. m. now) radio warnings to be on alert ….

  15. Tim says:

    Santa Cruz Islands have been shaking for days. You can add a few more after that 6.3
    2013-02-06 02:30:49 10.822°S 164.980°E 32.5
    2013-02-06 02:18:14 11.468°S 165.614°E 34.4
    2013-02-06 02:06:21 10.597°S 165.363°E 10.0
    2013-02-06 01:54:15 10.514°S 165.733°E 10.2
    2013-02-06 01:48:42 11.628°S 165.937°E 10.0
    2013-02-06 01:33:37 10.922°S 165.085°E 10.0
    2013-02-06 01:23:19 11.233°S 164.921°E 10.1
    2013-02-06 01:22:12 11.366°S 165.768°E 10.1
    2013-02-06 01:12:27 10.738°S 165.138°E 28.7
    5.3 89km W of Lata, Solomon Islands
    2013-02-06 00:46:01 10.871°S 165.029°E 9.5
    6.3 70km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands
    2013-02-06 00:07:22 10.858°S 165.206°E 10.0

  16. mike says:

    8.0 santa cruz islands

  17. Shelley says:

    do you think the Santa Cruz 8.0 has anything to do with the Asteroid 2012 DA14? maybe gravitational pull? but it’s not set to pass by until 2/15…
    just thinking out loud…

  18. Stephanie Casida says:

    Hi! Wow…this region is very active. Thought this one was a 8.0…did it get downgraded?

    Thanks Alvin!

    I am on your site daily, you are doing a GREAT thing keeping folks informed.

    God bless you and keep you Sir.

  19. susan says:

    seen where a 8.0 hit by santa cruz. many after shocks also.

  20. Dani says:

    A 1-meter tsunami created near the Solomon Islands after an 8.0-magnitude quake is spreading across the South Pacific, officials says. Fiji, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia are among the islands in its path. Australia & New Zealand has also been added.

  21. Kajajuk says:

    8.0 hit Solomon Islands;
    Tsnumami warning and a continuing swarm of 8 EQ above 4.9 in the last 2 hours.

  22. Alexandra says:

    Fox news just said it was an 8.0. With a Tsunami warning issued for several regions including Fiji and Australia. I’m confused is this another quake or the same one?

  23. diane cutler says:

    Tsunami warning has been issued for our area of the Pacific. The earthquake was 8.0. You need to update this information.

  24. Emanni says:

    Video updates
    Solomons quake triggers tsunami, destroys villages

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