The tsunami that was triggered by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake on April 1, 2007, in the Solomon Islands caused significant damage and loss of life. Centered less than ten kilometers beneath the Earth’s surface, the earthquake displaced enough water in the ocean above to trigger a small tsunami. The tsunami that was triggered by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake on April 1, 2007, in the Solomon Islands caused significant damage and loss of life. On April 1st 2007 a large earthquake of magnitude 8.1 occurred offshore Solomon Islands at 20:40:38 UTC. The M=8.1 earthquake that occurred in the Solomon Islands on April 1, 2007 (UTC), was located along the Solomon Islands subduction zone, part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire".A subduction zone is a type of plate tectonic boundary where one plate is pulled (subducted) beneath another plate. The information presented here is focused on geologic aspects of the disaster. The earthquake sheared off and uplifted coral reef colonies, reactivated landslides, and rattled the
Contacts: Eric Geist. Earthquakes in 2007 resulted in about 712 fatalities. The 2007 Peru earthquake was the deadliest with 519 fatalities. The worst damage is reported on Gizo Island. The September 2007 Sumatra earthquake was the largest in 2007 with an 8.5 on the moment magnitude scale.The 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake caused a significant tsunami that killed 52 people. The 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake and tsunami (Fisher et al., 2007) will leave a significant imprint on both the geology and economy of the region. 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake and tsunami On 2 April 2007, at 07:39 AM local time (April 1 2007, 20:39 UTC), an 8.1-magnitude submarine earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres in the Solomon Islands’ Western Province, 45 kilometres from the province’s capital Gizo, located on Ghizo Island (USGS 2007). The map is … The quake was the largest experienced in Solomon Islands since 1900.
Approximately 6,500 homes and 140 schools in 304 villages were affected. THE EARTHQUAKE OF APRIL 2 2007 IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS Epicenter - The earthquake's epicenter was at 8.6° S., 157.2° E., or about 45km (25 miles) south-southeast of Gizo, a small fishing town on Gizo Island in the New Georgia Islands and 345km (215 miles) north-west of Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. A magnitude 8. earthquake oc-curred April , 2007 at 20:39 UTC (7:39 a.m. local time April 2) in the New Georgia Island area of the Solomon Islands, 45 km SSE of the city of Gizo, the second largest city in the Solomon Islands ( 999 pop. Limited damage was caused by the tsunami in areas of Papua New Guinea including Kangu Wharf, Solomon Islands.
Solomon Islands has had: (M1.5 or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 1 earthquake in the past 7 days; 8 earthquakes in the past 30 days; 87 earthquakes in the past 365 days 62,739). Numerical simulations of the tsunami event caused by the earthquake have been performed to compare the results obtained by the SWAN-JRC code (Annunziato, 2007), the TUNAMI (Imamura, 1996) and the HYFLUX2 (Franchello, 2008).
Gizo is a popular tourist destination for dive boats.
est. The earthquake produced strong Earthquake and Tsu-nami of April 1, 2007 This report was compiled with the help of Lori Dengler, Humboldt State University, from the web sites listed below. On April 1, 2007, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake rattled the Solomon Islands, 2,145 kilometers (1,330 miles) northeast of Brisbane, Australia. WESTERN PROVINCE, Solomon Islands, 20 June 2007 – Life in Gizo, the small administrative centre of Western Province in the Solomon Islands, is slowly returning to normal two and a half months after a massive undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami here. This map shows the location and geographical status of Solomon Islands and its vicinity.