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Originally posted by Phage
The recent Solomon Islands earthquake was 6.8.
It should not be included on your list.
[edit on 4/11/2010 by Phage]
January 2010 Solomon Islands earthquake
The 2010 Solomon Islands earthquake was a magnitude 7.1 Mw earthquake that occurred in the Solomon Islands at 22:36:30 (UTC) on January 03, 2010, resulting in a tsunami measuring approximately 10 feet in some parts of the islands. The earthquake was the largest in a series of quakes to strike the Solomon Islands over the preceding days. The 7.1 mainshock was preceded by a 6.6 magnitude foreshock some 48 minutes previous.
As many as 1,000 people were left homeless on the island of Rendova after the earthquake and tsunami destroyed approximately 200 homes.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by The time lord
It was not an aftershock.
There are an average of 18 earthquakes of 7.0 and greater each year, an average of 1.5 each month.
So far this year there have been 5, an average of 1.1 each month.
You are correct, we can expect more earthquakes.
Originally posted by The time lord
It still says on SkyNews here in England it was a 7.1, it is not my fault if people say different things
Some 400 people have died and thousands are feared injured after a magnitude-6.9 quake hit western China's Qinghai province, officials say.
The powerful tremor struck remote Yushu county, 800km (500 miles) south-west of the provincial capital Xining, at 0749 (2349 GMT), at a shallow depth of 10km.
Most of the buildings in the worst-hit town of Jiegu were wrecked, and landslides have cut off roads.
Police said hundreds of survivors had already been pulled from the rubble.
And at least one aid flight had been able to land at the local airport, according to officials.
Senior Yushu official Huang Liming announced the latest death toll of 400, as the extent of the damage became clearer.
Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Reported Off Coast of Vanuatu in South Pacific
Published May 27, 2010
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DEVELOPING: A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, the USGS says.
Date-Time Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 17:14:48 UTC
Friday, May 28, 2010 at 04:14:48 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 13.710°S, 166.507°E
Depth 36.1 km (22.4 miles)
Distances 215 km (135 miles) NNW of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
340 km (210 miles) SSE of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Isl.
485 km (300 miles) NNW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
2070 km (1290 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8.6 km (5.3 miles); depth +/- 21.2 km (13.2 miles)
Parameters NST= 69, Nph= 69, Dmin=857.7 km, Rmss=1.26 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010wubj