Friday, October 15, 2021

Powerful Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands - Sputnik International

Powerful Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck some 155 kilometers from the Solomon Islands town of Buala late Friday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has revealed.

According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred at a depth of approximately 33 kilometers (20.5 miles) deep.

The Republic of the Philippines and the US state of Hawaii have confirmed that the quake near Buala did not trigger tsunami threats in their respective areas.

A witness in Honiara - the capital and largest city of the Solomon Islands - testified to the USGS that they felt "shaking for about 10 seconds."

Honiara is about 177 kilometers east of the epicenter.

No casualty or damage reports have been released from impacted areas. 


Magnitude    Mw 6.4
Date time    2021-10-15 02:44:58.2 UTC
Location    8.85 S ; 158.49 E
Depth    20 km
Distances    173 km WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,200 / local time: 13:44:58.2 2021-10-15
144 km SW of Buala, Solomon Islands / pop: 2,700 / local time: 13:44:58.2 2021-10-15

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