Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

8.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake that struck Friday. There have been no deaths reported from the quake, which also caused some small tsunami waves in the Solomon Islands and other Pacific islands.

There are some initial reports that 3,000 people have been affected. Many of the structures are traditional houses that are on stilts, and made with vegetation. The quake also caused some power failures throughout the country.

Tsunami warnings for several Pacific islands, including Hawaii, were canceled Friday after authorities determined the earthquake didn’t pose a broad tsunami threat.

85

6.8 Earthquake hits off the coast of northern California.

6.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Two 5.5 Earthquakes hit the Solomon Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Three 5.3 Earthquakes hit the Solomon Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

Four 5.2 Earthquakes hit the Solomon Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the coast of El Salvador.

Seven 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Solomon Islands.

Four 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of northern California.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s