He said it's difficult to contact people because cellphone coverage is patchy in the region.Andrew Catford, the country director for the aid organisation World Vision, who is based in Honiara, said he started getting reports of a tsunami shortly after the quake. 2 April 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake and tsunami are distinctly visible a little more than a year after the event. Other areas of the Solomons did not appear to have been seriously affected.The quake was initially reported as 5.8km deep, but this was later revised to 33km, according to information provided by Civil Defence. ���H�Vn�8m�%Nr���v�#lg����V���V6��.�^/��I���1�k�����e���j)\��v��maɔa���ma�-G�z`햰��1�k�f�7+�cO|KeMi5v?9&E��N��?,�g1~M��u�~�_�`vq���X/�na0�����w(���(^7}�Ԛw��A�^_,�]~����n�����͊KC�w=}Q� ���6c����� �Nq� There were four 8.0 or higher earthquakes in 2007 which is the most ever recorded for a single year. Note that an increase in detected earthquake numbers does not necessarily represent an increase in earthquakes per se. 0000002605 00000 n Catford said there were reports that around 100 houses in the area had been destroyed.

11 m: 10: 01/03/2010: Earthquake on the Solomon Islands (Solomon Islands) with a magnitude of 7.1. Those patients who weren't mobile enough to move stayed, but the hospital remained ready to evacuate them.Jagilly said there had been no flooding and he hoped the hospital would return to normal Thursday. �%��=�]W�-��"ƍ�Za嶰&�ЍJۢj6�C����������\�;��Mi��HM��l3ɑ+0��²��$��$'!�r��q��҃/DT�^%�F�� ��Р��xUk�rG)��t~��ӪҳY2n���+\�X '���������ە�RI���lhM^XNlE6OGӓt~ n�3ܣ�k�Gݯz=��[=��=�B�0FX'�+������t���G�,�}���/���Hh8�m�W�2p[����AiA��N�#8$X�?�A�KHI�{!7�. Make sure to keep away from the sea. The water has since subsided. startxref 0000004860 00000 n "At this point and time we don't want to create panic. HOMES DESTROYED IN SOLOMONSRichard Dapo, a school principal on an island near Santa Cruz, said he lives inland but has been fielding calls from families on the coast whose homes have been damaged by the waves.

The 2007 Peru earthquake was the deadliest with 519 fatalities. The magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck east of the Solomon Islands at 2.12pm (NZT) on Wednesday, prompting tsunami warnings across the Pacific. �>�wB;�'g�p���|ߣ4D�d�Hn"�e�(�F��p� A second quake of 6.7 magnitude a few minutes later, occurred 75 miles west-southwest of Chirovanga, Choiseul, Solomon Islands, and 1,410 miles north of Brisbane, Australia. "People around the coast and in the capital are ringing in and trying to get information from us and the National Disaster Office and are slowly moving up to higher ground," Tahu said.

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', Coronavirus: Siouxsie Wiles says Covid vaccine won't bring us 'back to what life was like in 2019', Fisherman who landed massive trout in Mackenzie wishes to remain anonymous. "I try to tell the people living on the coastline, 'Move inland, find a higher place. Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_earthquakes_in_2007&oldid=947236840, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 March 2020, at 03:14. ~\�z���f�T����\�sa.̅�0��\�sa.̅�0g.̅�0��\�sa.̅�0��\�s��\�sa.̅�0��\�sa.̅�0g.̅�0��\�sa.̅�0��\�s��\�sa.̅�0��\�sa.̅�0g.̅�0��\�sa.̅�0��\�s�F0��\�sa.�̿ ��� Earthquakes in 2007 resulted in about 712 fatalities. Civil Defence officials tonight said the tsunami threat to most areas of New Zealand's coast had passed. No, no, no, people are not panicking. Coral reef colonies that were sheared off and uplifted are slowly recovering, and many new earthquake-triggered landslides remain mobile. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 9 km resulted in 18 deaths. endstream endobj 10936 0 obj<> endobj 10937 0 obj<>stream Earthquakes in 2007 resulted in about 712 fatalities. The 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake caused a significant tsunami that killed 52 people. Another village in the province of Makira Ullawa was also affected. 12.10 m: 50: … �H��^�Q�"�b$Ӊ�ޏ'cabTԉ�_�m2,Q�*�|��L��O��N�{A`��)�h��x:���$�/���4�>]�[�GY&� ��e�e�*j�(b�ʀ5R���3Q�������S There were numerous fatalities in the Solomon Islands and in Southeast Papua New Guinea. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions. endstream endobj 10938 0 obj<>/W[1 2 1]/Type/XRef/Index[402 10520]>>stream 10922 17 �����~�M:���Ju�zͨ���gS8�ǎ��4mN��z 0��>�͹�u�M��#�Uw_�8��L�f�~�ׇ~�X٢ R��`��l�Av��; +��� �ػ|��Hݍ�)����=47m�Q�#���ROʃ�Zٜ}�b4�f_�k��z�*e�l�x����F����#����xF-���7�ϼ���l���4�_�_����SY�ǻ~�i�vll�d=�����oX~�?�������L-|�J�R���`�xt�6pY�ل�`��&�C�pBN�F�gmW��>����cƘ�$F&̂�L.t@�v���G�/.ۖ+�T&O���9Y�� The disaster caused 52 deaths, displaced an estimated 10,000 people and kept approximately 18,000 children from school for most of the remainder of 2007.
More than 50 people were killed and thousands lost their homes in April 2007 when a magnitude 8.1 quake hit the western Solomon Islands, sending waves crashing into coastal villages.The Solomons comprise more than 200 islands with a population of about 552,000 people. "We are in the safest location," he said. ��l��s� =��U�O$d�k�m��r�D�Rv�/���h0s1LQ�����h��E|!��ߪH�2�K����I���UR$v����k5J�����L�z�:C���l6K�zB It rolled through four low-lying villages, swamping a school and inundating the Lata airfield, Catford said. 0000003354 00000 n "Four villages on Santa Cruz were impacted by the waves, with two facing severe damage, Lansley said. 0000000016 00000 n xref The sun sweltered as people evacuated Suva. "An official at the disaster management office in Vanuatu said there were no reports of damage or injuries there.A tsunami threat warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre for a number of Pacific Island countries was cancelled just before 5pm. Email us at newstips@stuff.co.nz. ��W�$X�9#�5j��� 2�����!`��i�D�������Gq���W0���s�k^���~,(���N%�g��0��?�ީcӨ�����ܤz`������#�Z��� �ہ��l���{�l�Շ�� �R�� The epicentre was 347km east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands. The tsunami also reached New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea. Solomon Islands.

Do you know of anyone in the quake-hit area? The 2007 Peru earthquake was the deadliest with 519 fatalities. This story has been corrected. �x������- �����[��� 0����}��y)7ta�����>j���T�7���@���tܛ�`q�2��ʀ��&���6�Z�L�Ą?�_��yxg)˔z���çL�U���*�u�Sk�Se�O4?׸�c����.� � �� R� ߁��-��2�5������ ��S�>ӣV����d�`r��n~��Y�&�+`��;�A4�� ���A9� =�-�t��l�`;��~p���� �Gp| ��[`L��`� "A�YA�+��Cb(��R�,� *�T�2B-� They lie on the "Ring of Fire" - an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim and where about 90 per cent of the world's quakes occur.The US Geological Survey said the quake struck 81 kilometres west of Lata, at a depth of 5.8 kilometres. The magnitude 8.1 earthquake and subsequent tsunami killed 52 people when it hit the Solomon Islands on 2 April 2007. "F$H:R��!z��F�Qd?r9�\A&�G���rQ��h������E��]�a�4z�Bg�����E#H �*B=��0H�I��p�p�0MxJ$�D1��D, V���ĭ����KĻ�Y�dE�"E��I2���E�B�G��t�4MzN�����r!YK� ���?%_&�#���(��0J:EAi��Q�(�()ӔWT6U@���P+���!�~��m���D�e�Դ�!��h�Ӧh/��']B/����ҏӿ�?a0n�hF!��X���8����܌k�c&5S�����6�l��Ia�2c�K�M�A�!�E�#��ƒ�d�V��(�k��e���l ����}�}�C�q�9 0000005635 00000 n <]>> The September 2007 Sumatra earthquake was the largest in 2007 with an 8.5 on the moment magnitude scale. Officials warned there may be unusual water conditions, such as local tidal surges and strong currents, especially during the early hours of Thursday. All government offices have closed.A manager at the Novotel Hotel in Nadi said students in Fiji were sent home from school at the advice of the Fijian Education Ministry after the threat was announced.The manager said guests would remain in the hotel, which is located near the airport, until further information was released. They called to say that just five or ten minutes after the earthquake, a 1m wave began surging from the coast. 2y�.-;!���K�Z� ���^�i�"L��0���-�� @8(��r�;q��7�L��y��&�Q��q�4�j���|�9�� 0000005556 00000 n Deaths Total damage; 02/06/2013: Earthquake on the Solomon Islands (Santa Cruz Islands) with a magnitude of 7.9. "At the moment we potentially know of four, but there may of course be more. H���yTSw�oɞ����c [���5la�QIBH�ADED���2�mtFOE�.�c��}���0��8�׎�8G�Ng�����9�w���߽��� �'����0 �֠�J��b� Destiny Church's Hannah Tamaki fulfills 'goal' to unseat Labour MP, Toddler found dead on Bay of Plenty mudflats may have been struck as many as 70 times, Summit Rd unexplained death: 21-year-old woman was 'gorgeous, vibrant and fun to be around', Woman jailed for stealing $1m from health board to fund gambling, plastic surgery in Thailand and a lavish lifestyle, Lonely widow caught out by online fraudster will spend 10 years paying for mistake, Welsh referee Nigel Owens opts for Richie McCaw as rugby's ultimate 'hard man', Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge: October 28, 2020, Grieving mother's plea: 'I just want the missing pieces of the puzzle. ��x!�����|.�"���#�|'��@f�*Q*\X� �����p�� x��V�OSw�޾+��V�V@/�eຄ�����Җ�f�_���+�:�:ܮ�β�Q���e�62�▘ѫX�A���A\�Eb����>�m��?X�������9���� � Pf�M����]3 ? S�V�|�qØMM�~ �=�y���*2�t�B�3�r�t'^�r�q!���e?�K���J۝=Vpa�ʭ�4�ۋ���`x��H���V��lK���K���D��+!��vfK/���� b�����P��m�'r��H,��5�%[zIR�EMb����r��� qxE4�ۊ��vx����H[���]͓�;I�6&�%5�|�%�o"�a ���� L�?Ut�JI�E&�o1��$��@�ɳCq��HF܋JJ��6L��=���Ҡ�浝�b��K!������!��� �O�ٝpE!��a��[��Eլh��2��@�FZuH;� >�I�]��S8͝���L�[��k�X�5���Ҷnk�s�Shtlr�%P�W�@��P� �1Qj�_����Z�׭u� ,��%�[�����\�ٙ���Ve}s 10922 0 obj<> endobj %%EOF

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USGS's Earthquake Myths has more information. Watch out for waves,"' he said.He said he's heard the waves have swamped some smaller islands, although he's not aware of any deaths or serious injuries at this point. "People are still standing on the hills outside of Honiara just looking out over the water, trying to observe if there is a wave coming in," said Herming, the prime minister's spokesman.Atenia Tahu, who works for the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation in Honiara, said most people were remaining calm. 0000005102 00000 n trailer

Kirsty Johnston, Nicole Pryor and Kelsey Fletcher, Election 2020: Good God! More than 50 people were killed and thousands lost their homes in April 2007 when a magnitude 8.1 quake hit the western Solomon Islands, sending waves crashing into coastal villages.

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