Solomon Islands Earthquake and Tsunami

Earlier today there was a huge earthquake (8.0) of off the coast of the Solomon Islands. The Solomons are directly south of Kosrae and when the tsunami was generated, Kosrae was included in the warning issued by NOAA’s Tsunami Warning System.

Very fortunately for Kosrae (and us, since we are right on the coast) the wave died out before it reached Kosrae. We are safe and sound, but that is not true of the Solomons and other islands closer to the earthquake.

We are extremely lucky the the warning system exists and even luckier that our local leaders pay attention to this and other warnings.

Katrina

 
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27 Responses to Solomon Islands Earthquake and Tsunami

    • Katrina says:

      Eke wo Hermon,

      I’m glad that I could help relieve your mind. Just so that you and others know, as soon as we learned of the tsunami warning the Police were out warning everyone on the island so they could move to high ground. They made sure that all residents were aware of the potential danger and I cannot thank them enough.

      Fong wo,
      Katrina

  1. Matt Maddox says:

    The Solomon Islands 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck on Feb 6, 2013 at 0112 UTC. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake – location not specified – was predicted for Feb 6 at 1700 UTC on strosymm.com/ONGOINGPREDICTIONS.htm.
    A precise symmetric pattern of both Saturn and Uranus with Pollux in the constellation Gemini was active on this date. Other symmetric subpatterns contributed to this intense event. Please check
    astrosymm.com/EARTHQUAKES.htm for a diagram of the symmetry within the ecliptic plane.

    • Katrina says:

      Hi Matt,

      Interesting theory. I take it that you don’t support plate tectonics as the source of the quakes?

      Cheers,
      Katrina

      • Matt Maddox says:

        I definitely agree with tectonic theory. Marvin Herndon’s theory is that the planets possess natural nuclear reactors which generate their own magnetic fields. My model is that the combination of gravitational signals in symmetric patterns stimulates disturbances in the geomagnetic field which results in volcanoes, tornadoes, storms and probably earthquakes as well.

        • Katrina says:

          Hi Matt,

          Well, I’m not a scientist, so I’m not qualified to comment. I wonder if we have any earth scientists reading this who would care to?

          Cheers,
          Katrina