Powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Solomon Islands: second large earthquake in 24 hours

Solomon Islands 7.5 mag April 13
April 2014SOLOMON ISLANDSA powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Sunday morning, triggering a tsunami warning that was later cancelled, according to U.S. government agencies, and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake was centered 100 km (60 miles) south of Kira Kira on the island of Makira at a depth of 35 km ( 21.7 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was originally recorded as a 7.7 was later revised down by the USGS. “So far we have received no reports of damage,” said Constable Taylor Fugo from Kira Kira police. “The people responded very well to the (tsunami) warning. They all went up the hills and have been watching and waiting for advice.” A tsunami warning for the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu was cancelled after only very small tsunami wave activity, just a couple of centimetres, had been measured at two reading stations near the epicentre, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. It is the second powerful quake to strike the region in 24 hours. On April 12, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the same region.
An earlier tsunami watch for Fiji, Australia, Indonesia and nearby areas was cancelled after the earthquake was revised down from its original magnitude of 8.3.A series of aftershocks followed the quake, the strongest a magnitude 5.9, hit the region shortly afterwards, the USGS said. The Solomon Islands straddles the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire,” a highly seismically active zone where different plates on the earth’s crust meet and create a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes. A powerful 8.0 magnitude quake in 2013 in a similar area generated a local tsunami that killed at least five people. –Malaysian Digest
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4 Responses to Powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Solomon Islands: second large earthquake in 24 hours

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Well, to say, its on would be an understatement in all areas of society.
    One example would be the stand off in Nevada that is temporarily on hold. Cattle may not be the issue, nor the one million dollars he owes, but the alleged 4.6 billion dollar Chinese contract.

    The Pope saying those who do not believe in God can still go to heaven based on their good deeds.

    Theses earthquakes in the far east that you (Alvin) said would happen and then the rest of the world.

    The on going fight about the IRS and other government lawlessness.

    Pray much for the times are getting bad.

    Still people walking in a zombie type state and the 1st of four blood moons Tuesday night.

    Its just getting started………


    • Frankie says:

      4 blood moons? Only heard of 2 April and October
      6.9 by Bouvet Island just an reaction or a moving gear


      • Dennis E. says:

        14 April 2014 and Oct 8th 2014

        then in 2015 —04.04.15 and 09.28.15

        all four on passover and feast of tabernacles 4 time since 1492

        on 3.20.15 there will be a solar eclipse


  2. Kimberly Walbridge says:

    How did they avoid a bigger pseunami given the one in fiji was a seafloor earthquake /eruption? Those I thought most likely generated massive pseunamis?


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