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Solomon Islands: 82,000 potentially affected by latest 6.2 earthquake

Solomon Islands: 82,000 potentially affected by latest 6.2 earthquake

Locals and tourists were woken up on Monday morning at 6.37 am after a  6.2 earthquake in the Solomon Islands hit. It could affect potentially  82000 people within 100km.

The powerful quake hit at a depth of approximately 83km (52miles), 66km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

According to the US tsunami warning system, there are no Tsunami Warning, Advisory, Watch, or Threat following the earthquake that they measured at M6.7.

The location according to USGS

  • 66.1 km (41.0 mi) NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  • 181.3 km (112.4 mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 776.5 km (481.4 mi) ESE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 864.4 km (535.9 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 1126.8 km (698.6 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

At this time no damages or injuries are known.










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