Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Earthquake 8.0 Mag Strikes Santa Cruz Islands

Earthquake of 8.0 Mag strikes Santa Cruz Islands; 50 miles west of Lata, Solomon Islands, according to the US Geological Survey.

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Earthquake Map Details:
Magnitude: 8.0
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at 01:12:27 UTC
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at 06:12:23 PM (Phoenix)
Location: 10.738°S, 165.138°E
Depth km: 28.7 km (17.8 miles)
Region: Santa Cruz Islands

81 km (50 miles) W of Lata, Solomon Islands
575 km (357 miles) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
581 km (361 miles) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
847 km (526 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Source: USGS