M8.0 earthquake - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 01:12 (GMT)
Update Wed 06 Feb 09:51A massive earthquake hit near Nenda Island (Solomon Islands) this morning and caused a regional tsunami that severely hit the Santa Cruz islands.
The tsunami, reportedly about 0.9-1.1 m high on Nenda Island and reaching up to 500 m inland in places, killed and injured several people and devastated villages near the shoreline.
The earthquake followed a series of magnitude 5-6 earthquakes in the same area during the past week. Hundreds of aftershocks have and are still occurring.
Great mag. 8.0 earthquake - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS on Wednesday, 6 February 2013Date & time: Wednesday, 6 February 2013 01:12 UTC
Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Wed, 6 Feb 2013|
|Wed, 6 Feb 01:12 UTC||M 8.0 / 15 km||SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS||EMSC|
|Wed, 6 Feb 01:12 UTC||M 7.9 / 10 km||Santa Cruz Islands||GFZ|
|Wed, 6 Feb 01:12 UTC||M 7.9 / 32 km||Santa Cruz Islands||GeoAu|