Thread: Fw: 2007-04-01 20:39 (Mw 7.6) SOLOMON ISLANDS -8.5 156.9

Started: 2007-04-02 00:59:04
Last activity: 2007-04-02 00:59:04
Topics: IRIS EPO
A large earthquake occured in the South Pacific. The IRIS Educational record pages show it as the waves are coming in now.

Alan

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To: AlanJones<at>stny.rr.com
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Subject: 2007-04-01 20:39 (Mw 7.6) SOLOMON ISLANDS -8.5 156.9


== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

***This event supersedes event AT00209039.


Region: SOLOMON ISLANDS
Geographic coordinates: 8.474S, 156.950E
Magnitude: 7.6 Mw
Depth: 10 km
Universal Time (UTC): 1 Apr 2007 20:39:56
Time near the Epicenter: 2 Apr 2007 07:39:56
Local time in your area: 1 Apr 2007 15:39:56

Location with respect to nearby cities:
43 km (27 miles) SSE (165 degrees) of Gizo, Solomon Islands
204 km (127 miles) S (170 degrees) of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands
234 km (145 miles) WSW (258 degrees) of Dadali, Solomon Islands
348 km (216 miles) WNW (288 degrees) of HONIARA, Solomon Islands
1077 km (669 miles) E (85 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea


ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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event ID : US 2007aqbk

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist at NEIC
For subsequent updates, maps, and technical information, see:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007aqbk.php
or
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

National Earthquake Information Center
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http://neic.usgs.gov


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