February 7, 2013 – A 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Struck the Santa Cruz Islands: That makes 13 earthquakes struck either the Santa Cruz or Solomon Islands in the last seven calendar days and February 7th is only one-half over.
Three quakes struck Feb. 1st (6.2 – 6.3 – 6.4), Two on Feb. 2nd (6.9 – 6.1), six on Feb. 6th (6.3 – 8.0 – 6.4 – 6.6 – 6.3 – 6.0) and three today (6.2 – 6.1 – 6.6).
Meanwhile, to update the status of the massive 8.0 magnitude quake:
Yesterday’s magnitude 8.0 earthquake sent seismic energy rippling round the world. Nobody in the American Midwest felt the massive magnitude 8 earthquake that shook the Solomon Islands, 7000 miles away, and sent a tsunami wave crashing into villages yesterday, but waves of seismic energy did travel through the ground below their feet, and a series of sudden ripples did move the whole country up and down several times before the tremor’s vast energy faded away and died.
Those ripples were recorded in beautiful detail by a dense grid of seismic stations that has been migrating across the country since 2005, and currently spans a 300-mile wide belt that extents from Florida in the south to Minnesota and Michigan.
In a photo provided by World Vision, houses are damaged in the area of Lata, Temotu province, Solomon Islands after a powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 generated a tsunami of up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) that damaged dozens of homes and left at least six people missing and presumed dead in the South Pacific island chain. (AP Photo/World Vision)
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