Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Hit the Solomon Islands

- Time: 2024-04-12 at 15:59:18 UTC
             2024-04-13 at 02:59:18 Guadalcanal
- Location: -10.16° LAT, 160.92° LON
- Magnitude: 5.8 Mww
- Depth: 41 km
- Focal mechanism: Thrust Fault
- Provider: USGS


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in the Solomon Islands.

The earthquake occurred in an area where we announced INCREASED seismic hazard exposure (yellow alert) linked to elevated tectonic tractions and local tectonic instabilities.


Picture 2: Picture showing increased seismic hazard exposure in the region of the earthquake.

Quantectum's Macroseismic Intensity map suggests "VI" as a maximum intensity, which corresponds to VERY STRONG shaking and potential SLIGHT damage around the epicenter. Potentially exposed cities were Kirakira (pop. 4k), Honiara (pop. 56k), Malando (pop. 11k), Tulagi (pop. 2k), and Auki (pop. 8k).


Picture 3: Macroseismic Intensity map for the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in the Solomon Islands.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.

 

* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

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