Monday, April 02, 2007

Was this the big one I spoke about 2 weeks ago?

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 8.0
# Date-Time Sunday, April 1, 2007 at 20:39:56 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
# Monday, April 2, 2007 at 7:39:56 AM
= local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 8.453°S, 156.957°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Distances 45 km (30 miles) SSE of Gizo, New Georgia Islands, Solomon Isl.
205 km (125 miles) S of Chirovanga, Choiseul, Solomon Islands
345 km (215 miles) WNW of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
2145 km (1330 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 9.3 km (5.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters Nst=152, Nph=152, Dmin=345.9 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Event ID us2007aqbk

Two Weeks ago I posted about the strange chain of events from volcano eruptions in areas around the world.
This may have been the final release of pressure that I spoke about.

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (AP) - Tsunami waves churned by an undersea earthquake crashed ashore in the Solomon Islands on Monday, wiping away entire villages and triggering alerts from Australia to Hawaii, officials said. At least 13 people were killed, and the prime minister warned that the toll would likely grow.

In the South Pacific nation's west, where the devastation appeared centered, there were reports of people being swept away as waves plowed up to a half-mile inland. The magnitude-8 quake that created the tsunami was followed by more than two dozen aftershocks, including at least four of magnitude-6 or stronger.

"It was just a noise like an underground explosion," said Dorothy Parkinson, a resident of Gizo, where a wall of water swept through the streets. "The wave came almost instantaneously. Everything that was standing is flattened."

Some residents described a wave up to 16 feet tall.

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Say a prayer for all those that have died please.

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