04 April, 2007

Solomon Islands Tsunami: Quake Strikes Gizo with Magnitude 6.2

These parameters were just sent in via sms by RSO EDIS in Hungary when a quake of 6.2 Magnitude hit Gizo and Molo, 45 minutes ago. The GDACS has classified this tremor as a green alert for the moment:

Magnitude: 6.2
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 06:34:34 (UTC)
Location: 7.775°S, 156.495°E
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
55 km (35 miles) NW of Gizo, New Georgia Islands, Solomon Isl.
125 km (75 miles) S of Chirovanga, Choiseul, Solomon Islands
425 km (265 miles) WNW of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
2205 km (1370 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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