Hurricane "Fred" hit the Melanesian nation Solomon Islands, located in the Pacific Ocean, reports the meteorological service of the country. It is reported that as a result of the disaster no one was hurt. However, the storm with wind gusts up to 130 km / h, blew roofs of many homes and felled trees. At the moment, the hurricane "Fred" is assigned to the second category of the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale, reports "Interfax". As expected, the storm, which is moving in the direction of France controlled the island of New Caledonia, may soon reach the third Read more [...]
According to Discovery, a major earthquake (8.0 points) and the tsunami that hit the Solomon Islands a few days ago, was hit along the subduction zone. The same geological setting are responsible for the most powerful earthquakes in the world. In subduction zone there are two tectonic plates of the Earth, and one slides under the other in the mantle, deeper layer under the bark.Solomon Islands are located above the collision Australian and Pacific plates. In the earthquake of magnitude 8.0, the Australian plate sinks beneath the Pacific to the east-northeast at a speed of 3.7 inches (94 mm) Read more [...]
Over the last few days in the Solomons witnessed several earthquakes. Authorities confirmed the death of ten people, including a child, who died on the island of Santa Cruz.The death toll from a series of powerful earthquakes off the coast of the Solomon Islands has risen to ten people and destroyed hundreds of homes, said on Sunday France Press.
Over the last few days in the Solomons witnessed several earthquakes. In particular, on Wednesday 8.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated coastal communities. As a result, six people were killed.
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Magnitude earthquake 7.0 occurred off the island of Lata, Solomon Islands. The epicenter lies at a depth of 27km.Lata - a city in the Solomon Islands, the provincial capital of Temotu. The city has several hotels, pochtamp, telephone offices and shops. Lata In a small airfield. Fly to Honiara, Makira and the outer islands. Thriving tourism: travel around the island of Nendo or reefs.The strongest earthquakes in the last 30 days
M 7.0, 25km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands
Friday, February 08, 2013 15:26:39 UTC
M 6.8, 21km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands
Friday, February 08, 2013 11:12:13 UTC
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Residual Wave tsunami, which was established after a massive earthquake in the Solomon Islands, reached the Kuril Islands, but did not cause damage.This became clear after careful observation of Sakhalin Tsunami Centre for passing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Head of the center Tatiana Ivelskaya reported that the "residual-tsunami wave was observed in the North-Kurilsk (Paramushir Island), the wave height was only 5 cm, according to ITAR-TASS.According to the newspaper VIEW, massive earthquake, the magnitude of which amounted to 8.0, occurred on Tuesday in the Solomon Islands, was declared Read more [...]
What happened today in the Solomon Islands 8-magnitude earthquake shook residents in the literal sense of the word. After the earthquake struck the islands tsunami which killed according to preliminary data of at least 7 lives and left behind hundreds of collapsed buildings.
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Half meter tsunami led to the deaths of five people in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is reported by ABC News television channel with a reference to the island hospital Nendo.
Aware of the death of one teen, three elderly women and one elderly man. At least three other people were injured. Search for victims continues.
Maximum damage was a group of islands of Santa Cruz, it was then stated casualties. Hardest hit were the largest island of the archipelago - Nendo, naa which destroyed nearly 70 homes in four villages, told The Australian newspaper with reference to the Prime Minister Read more [...]
Solomon Islands survived the tsunami, caused by a major undersea earthquake 7.2 magnitude on the Richter scale. According to the National Department of Emergency, destroyed at least one village on the coast.Last Sunday, the Solomon Islands, a number of major earthquakes of magnitude 7.2 and 6.5 points, which led to the formation of three-meter tsunami.Wave is completely washed away a village on the island of Rendova, where more than 3,600 people. On the island of Tetepare were damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. Reports of casualties have been reported yet.After that, in the region Solomon Read more [...]