Magnitude 7.2 quake in the Solomon Islands
Last updated: 2014-10-13 (285) 21:28:51 UTC
- Location map
- Initial source parameters
- 3 components [closest Anza station]
- Vertical components [all Anza stations]
- Waveforms recorded at Piñon Flats Observatory
The Anza group at the University of California San Diego operates a broadband seismograph network consisting of 17 three component broadband seismograph stations centered near Anza, California (see map).
On Sunday January 3 2010 at 2:36 PM (PST) we recorded an earthquake (preliminary Mw 7.2) located in the Solomon Islands.
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Initial source parameters for this tremor are indicated below. The epicentral distance (i.e. the distance separating the epicenter and the closest station in the recording network) for Anza is 10126 km (90.97 degrees).
This map shows the mainshock as a red star. Associated aftershocks are orange stars. Anza network stations are yellow triangles. Blue lines are major rivers. Thin black lines are state boundaries and thick black lines are national boundaries.
|Latitude||Longitude||Origin time (UTC)||Origin time (PST)||Depth (km)||Mw||Author|
|-8.9850||157.3610||01/03/10 (003) 22:36.31||01/03/10 (003) 2:36 PM||38||7.2||QED_weekly|
|-8.931||157.590||01/04/10 (004) 04:17.51||01/03/10 (003) 8:17 PM||35||5.7||QED|
|-8.346||157.067||01/04/10 (004) 11:28.23||01/04/10 (004) 3:28 AM||35||6.1||QED|
|-8.886||157.521||01/05/10 (005) 12:15.36||01/05/10 (005) 4:15 AM||35||6.9||QED|
|-8.891||158.094||01/05/10 (005) 12:25.28||01/05/10 (005) 4:25 AM||10||5.5||QED|
|-9.216||157.930||01/05/10 (005) 13:11.43||01/05/10 (005) 5:11 AM||35||5.8||QED|
* The location and magnitude determined for this event are preliminary and are subject to change upon further review of seismic data.
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Of local interest
We operate a broadband station on Piñon Flats Observatory. At 14:49 (PST) station PFO recorded the P wave from this event. Here is a view of that event as picked by our analyst. A red P indicates a P wave arrival, a red S indicates an S wave arrival.
Visit the IRIS website with additional links to seismic data for this event.
- USGS page of events
- CNN: "Solomon Islands rattled by quakes"
- AFP: "At least 500 homes damaged in Solomons quake"
- BBC News: "Quakes trigger tsunami alert in Solomon Islands"
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URL: http://eqinfo.ucsd.edu/special_events/2010/003/a/index.php [Last updated: 2014-10-13 (286) 21:28:51 UTC]