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Solomon Islands 2010
Jan-04-2010-Solomons-map2
Date (local) January 4, 2010, 09:36
Magnitude 7.1 Mw
Depth: 25 km
Epicenter location 295 km WNW of Honiara, near Tetepare island
Tsunami: yes
Casualties: 7 missed

On Monday, January 4, 2010, at 9:36 AM local time (Jan. 3, 22:36 UTC), an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 occurred 295 km westnorthwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands, near Tetepare island. The earthquake and the resulting tsunami caused some damage to houses, and seven people were missed. However, there are no reported casualties.

The place where the earthquake hit is on a subduction zone where the Australian plate dives under the Pacific plate.

Significant shocks Edit

Jan-04-2010-Solomons-map

Shake map of the 6.6 Mw foreshock.

Jan-05-2010-Solomons-map

Shake map of the 6.8 Mw aftershock.

Only shocks with a magnitude equal to or higher than 5.0 are listed. Magnitudes from 6.0 are marked in bold. The main shock is colored in green.

Date Time (UTC) Magnitude Epicenter Depth (km) Additional information
03 Jan 21:48:05 6.6 8.743°S, 157.477°E 26 tsunami of 2 cm height recorded in Honiara
03 Jan 22:36:28 7.1 8.799°S, 157.347°E 25 tsunami of 3 meters height recorded in Rendova island
03 Jan 22:50:09 5.0 8.72°S, 157.47°E 35
04 Jan 01:47:19 5.4 8.95°S, 157.76°E 23
04 Jan 02:08:12 5.2 8.92°S, 157.62°E 37
04 Jan 04:17:51 5.6 8.917°S, 157.606°E 30
04 Jan 05:41:19 5.1 9.06°S, 157.75°E 35
04 Jan 07:39:03 5.3 8.62°S, 157.26°E 35
04 Jan 11:28:22 5.8 8.379°S, 157.113°E 21
04 Jan 14:24:22 5.3 8.47°S, 157.14°E 35
04 Jan 18:56:06 5.0 8.82°S, 157.77°E 6
04 Jan 23:25:09 5.1 8.71°S, 157.30°E 41
05 Jan 12:15:32 6.8 9.005°S, 157.582°E 10 tsunami of 30 cm height recorded in Honiara
05 Jan 12:25:31 5.4 9.05°S, 158.05°E 35
05 Jan 12:36:18 5.3 9.00°S, 157.89°E 35
05 Jan 13:10:02 5.3 8.88°S, 157.63°E 35
05 Jan 13:11:43 6.0 9.050°S, 157.892°E 35
05 Jan 13:13:02 5.7 8.890°S, 158.032°E 23
05 Jan 13:56:56 5.2 8.99°S, 157.72°E 43
06 Jan 04:29:56 5.1 7.86°S, 157.45°E 33
06 Jan 05:22:03 5.0 8.93°S, 157.59°E 35
08 Jan 04:29:08 5.2 8.80°S, 157.62°E 23
08 Jan 13:00:05 5.1 8.74°S, 157.81°E 35
09 Jan 05:51:30 6.2 9.131°S, 157.626°E 12
09 Jan 07:04:31 5.3 9.18°S, 157.71°E 10
09 Jan 11:59:16 5.0 9.15°S, 157.73°E 35
18 Jan 22:31:00 5.3 8.78°S, 157.54°E 37
18 Jan 23:11:06 5.2 9.06°S, 157.90°E 33
18 Jan 23:12:43 5.0 8.74°S, 157.89°E 33
19 Jan 00:17:00 5.1 8.95°S, 158.04°E 35
19 Jan 00:17:48 5.5 9.00°S, 158.07°E 39
19 Jan 01:00:22 5.1 8.86°S, 157.78°E 31
24 Jan 14:18:59 5.5 9.180°S, 157.756°E 10

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