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6.6 Magnitude EQ – Santa Cruz Islands

At approximately 04:07:17 UTC on Monday, January 9th, an earthquake based on water struck at a depth of 38.2km (24.2 miles) in the Santa Cruz Islands region, 75 km (46 miles) WNW of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Is, and 355 km (220 miles) E of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl. Coords: 10.557°S, 165.160°E.

United States Geological Survey – The event has been reviewed by a seismologist and confirmed as a 6.6 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 24.2 miles. The European Mediterranean Seismology Agency (EMSC) is in agreeance.


According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center there is no warning issued for a tsunami from this 6.6 magnitude earthquake.



January 9, 2012 - Posted by | Seismic | , , , ,

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