8.0 M Quake Near Solomon Islands 01:12:27 UTC

An 8.0 M earthquake occurred on February 6, 2013 at 01:12:27 UTC off the Santa Cruz Islands, approximately 700 km ESE of the Solomon Islands. The quake was a result of shallow thrust faulting on or near the plate boundary interface between the Australia and Pacific plates. The quake generated a tsunami that hit in several locations, with waves up to 3 ft. For more information, visit the USGS website page on the quake and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center page.


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