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A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 05:51:34 (UTC) on Saturday, January 09, 2010, in the Solomon islands region, 145 km SE of Gizo, at a depth of 35 km.

Location 9.169S, 157.614E

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A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred at 12:15:36 (UTC) on Tuesday, January 05, 2010, in the Solomon islands region, 115 km SE of Gizo, at a depth of 35 km.

Location 8.886S, 157.522E

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A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 11:28:23 (UTC) on Monday, January 04, 2010, in the Solomon islands region, 35 km SE of Gizo, at a depth of 35 km.

Location 8.346S, 157.067E

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A strong magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred at 22:36:36 (UTC) on Sunday, January 03, 2010, in the Solomon islands region, 100 km SSW from Gizo, at a depth of 33 km.

Location 8.950S, 156.560E

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A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred at 21:48:06 (UTC) on Sunday, January 03, 2010, in the Solomon islands region, 89 km SSE from Gizo, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 8.815S, 157.214E

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The 2007 Solomon Island earthquake may point to previously unknown increased earthquake and tsunami risks because of the unusual tectonic plate geography and the sudden change in direction of the earthquake, according to geoscientists.
On April 1, 2007, a tsunami-generating earthquake of magnitude 8.1 occurred East of Papua New Guinea off the coast of the Solomon Islands. The subsequent tsunami killed about 52 people, destroyed much property and was larger than expected.

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The 2007 earthquake in the Solomon Islands that launched a deadly tsunami is raising a host of challenges for scientists working to understand what happened.
The quake generated a larger-than-expected tsunami that claimed 52 lives and caused extensive property damage in an area that had little seismic activity previously.
Quakes often occur in areas where one of the plates that make up the crust of the earth is moving downward, beneath another section of crust, a process called subduction.


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The 2007 Solomon Island earthquake may point to previously unknown increased earthquake and tsunami risks because of the unusual tectonic plate geography and the sudden change in direction of the earthquake, according to geoscientists.
On April 1, 2007, a tsunami-generating earthquake of magnitude 8.1 occurred East of Papua New Guinea off the coast of the Solomon Islands. The subsequent tsunami killed about 52 people, destroyed much property and was larger than expected.

"This area has some of the fastest moving plates on Earth. It also has some of the youngest oceanic crust subducting anywhere" - Kevin P. Furlong, professor of geoscience, Penn State.

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A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 12:22:49 (UTC) on Tuesday, September 09, 2008, in the Solomon islands region, 160 km SSW of Dadali, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 9.261S, 158.256E

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A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 21:37:37 (UTC) on Monday, July 28, 2008, in the Solomon islands region, 159 km East from Kira Kira, Solomon Islands, at a depth of 41 km.

Location 10.673S, 163.372E

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