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M8.0 earthquake - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 01:12 (GMT)

Update Wed 06 Feb 09:51
A 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 2013

Great mag. 8.0 earthquake  - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS on Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Date & time: Wednesday, 6 February 2013 01:12 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 12:12
Magnitude: 8.0
Depth: 28.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.7377°S / 165.138°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (88 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^16 J (17527 GWh / 1.5*10^7 tons of TNT / 942.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 6 Feb 2013
Wed, 6 Feb 01:12 UTCM 8.0 / 15 km SANTA CRUZ ISLANDSEMSC
Wed, 6 Feb 01:12 UTCM 7.9 / 10 kmSanta Cruz IslandsGFZ
Wed, 6 Feb 01:12 UTCM 7.9 / 32 kmSanta Cruz IslandsGeoAu

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