Salomon's Island rocked by powerful 6.3 Quake

(by pio dal cin)

SYDNEY: An 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 epicentre 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. -- Reuters

Very strong earthquake in the Solomon Islands area
A very strong earthquake with a preliminary value of M6 struck at +300 km from Kira Kira, Solomon Islands.
The area is very active since the end of last week when many M6 earthquakes occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands area (belongs also to the Solomon Islands and is in fact the greater same area).  Todays epicenter is located at a safe distance from the nearest islands.
Another M5.1 earthquake struck the same area earlier today. Of course no danger for a tsunami at these Magnitudes.
This earthquake will have been felt as a moderate shaking for a limited number of people on the nearest island and as a light shaking for the others on that same island. Do not be misled by the VIII shakemap from USGS as this shaking is only applicable for the ocean ! The fish will not feel it that way :)
Our second map below is showing the impressive swarm since it started at the end of last week
Santa Cruz Islands and Solomon Islands earthquake February 6 2013
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 6.1
Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-02-06 11:07:25
GMT/UTC Time : 2013-02-06 00:07:25
Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km
Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.
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PTWCSanta Cruz IslandsFeb 06 01:18 AM8.033MAP I Felt It
GEOFONSanta Cruz IslandsFeb 06 01:12 AM7.310MAP I Felt It
USGSSanta Cruz IslandsFeb 06 01:12 AM8.033MAP I Felt It
EMSCSanta Cruz IslandsFeb 06 01:12 AM7.410MAP I Felt It
WCATWCSanta Cruz IslandsFeb 06 01:12 AM8.033MAP I Felt It
EMSCSanta Cruz IslandsFeb 06 00:46 AM5.310MAP I Felt It
USGSSanta Cruz IslandsFeb 06 00:46 AM5.39MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSCSanta Cruz IslandsFeb 06 00:07 AM6.110MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFONSanta Cruz IslandsFeb 06 00:07 AM5.910MAP I Felt It
USGSSanta Cruz IslandsFeb 06 00:07 AM6.310MAP I Felt It


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