Massive earthquake in the Solomon Islands – Tsunami hit Makira Island
Last update: April 13, 2014 at 7:57 am by By Armand Vervaeck
Update April 13, 07:50 UTC:
At least 3 tsunami waves have hit the coasts of Makira Island. The highest tides measured 1 – 3 meters in different parts of the island. A wave of two meters heigh is confirmed in the eastern part of Makira. Only minor damage caused by the tsunami is reported so far.
A little wave of about 3 cm heigh was also confirmed on Lata Islands, which suffered severe damage by a tsunami last year.
The quake itself damaged many houses, esspecially in Kirakira, the biggest town on Makira.
Update 20:54 UTC: NOAA statement:
A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Update 20:52 UTC: The earthquake has been downgraded to 7.6 by the USGS.
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 8.3
Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-04-13 07:14:37
GMT/UTC Time : 2014-04-12 20:14:37
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
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