8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pa...

8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami

There are 1 comment on the MYREPUBLICA.com story from Feb 5, 2013, titled 8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami. In it, MYREPUBLICA.com reports that:

A major 8.0 magnitude earthquake was feared to have flattened villages in the Solomon Islands Wednesday, and triggered a tsunami with destructive potential for Pacific nations coasts, monitors said.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Feb 6, 2013
This one gave handy info for local effects following the quake.

Appears to have been thrust driven a pop up in the forearc of the E. part of the E.Solomon arc. A result of strike slip motion of the Pacific plate N. of the Santa cruz zygomorph (megathrust on both sides), with the santa cruz zygomorph nominally part of the Fiji plateau.

Appears that the E solomon arc is a backarc basin.

Will keep watching that space.

Have a nice day: Ag

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