Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands at 13:03 UTC on August 20, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 45 km (28 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 89 km (55…

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Solomon Islands

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Solomon Islands at 07:25 UTC on May 3, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 80 km (49 miles). The epicenter was located…

Thermal anomaly, steam emissions observed at Tinakula volcano, Solomon Islands

Thermal anomaly, steam emissions observed at Tinakula volcano, Solomon Islands

According to imagery captured by satellites and passengers aboard airplanes, the Tinakula volcano in the Solomon Islands is active again. Its last eruptive period lasted from October 21 to 26, 2018 (VEI3). Heavy ashfall produced during the eruption was followed by…

Deep M6.2 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

Deep M6.2 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Solomon Islands at 03:51 UTC on January 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 357.8 km (222 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 367 km (228 miles). The epicenter was located 35.7 km (22.2…

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the Solomon Islands at 03:26 UTC on November 16, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The quake was initially…

Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Solomon Islands 19:31 UTC on September 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 64.5 km (40 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.7 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). This earthquake can have a low…

Eruption continues at Tinakula, water contaminated, people living on coconuts

Eruption continues at Tinakula, water contaminated, people living on coconuts

The Tinakula volcano in Solomon Islands continues erupting for the fifth day in a row after it burst into life October 20, 2017. Heavy ashfall has already contaminated water supplies on nearby islands, but since the area is a no-fly-zone, residents will need to wait…

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Solomon Islands at 15:43 UTC on March 19, 2017 (02:43 local time, March 20). The agency is reporting a depth of 4.2 km (2.6 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.2 at a depth…

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit near the coast of Makira (San Cristobal), Solomon Islands at 23:04 UTC on January 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 29.9 km (18.6 km). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of…