Solomon Islands Earthquake 2010?

Two large earthquakes were recorded today near Solomon Islands, today january 4 2010.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued only local tsunami warning that can be destructive along coasts located within a few hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter.

The Solomon Islands archipelago, about 2,500 kilometers east of Australia, lies in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” and experiences frequent seismic tremors.

Could this be the start of more earthquakes to come?

asked by Staticus in Geography | 3095 views | 01-04-2010 at 01:48 AM

Maybe. The earthquake struck at 2148 GMT january 4 2010 in the Solomon Islands and was centered 55 miles south-southeast of the small island of Gizo, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake occurred at a depth of 33 kilometers (20.5) miles.

People were lucky this time. About 50 people were killed and more than 5,000 left homeless in the Solomon Islands after an 8.1- magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami in April 2007.

answered by Seth | 01-04-2010 at 01:52 AM

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