July 25, 2012 – A 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Struck the Solomon Islands: The quake occurred at 10:20PM at the epicenter at a depth of 22 kilometers (14 miles). It was 7:20AM in New York, 6:20AM in Chicago, 5:20AM in Denver and 4:20AM in Los Angeles. Since the quake struck land, there is no danger of a tsunami.
This is the second quake to hit today, from a GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) perspective. Earlier today a 6.4 magnitude quake hit near the Indonesian Island of Sumatra.
The quake occurred 23 miles southwest of Honiara, Solomon, Islands; 94 miles southwest of Auki, 125 miles SSE of Dadali, and 854 miles east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The Solomon Islands are a sovereign state in Oceania, east of Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands. It covers a land mass of 28,400 square kilometers (11,000 sq. miles). The capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal. The nation of the Solomon Islands is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Pictured above, one of the idyllic beaches of the Solomon Islands.
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