This map includes Giza Island, Solomon Islands which suffered serious damage from earthquake and Tsunami on April 2. The quake was the largest experienced in Solomon Islands since 1900. The April 1, 2007, M 8.1 Solomon Islands earthquake occurred as the result of shallow thrust faulting along the boundary of the Pacific plate with the Australia, Woodlark, and Solomon Sea microplates. The Solomon Islands is also vulnerable to rising sea levels. Approximately 6,500 homes and 140 schools in … Solomon Islands. Numerical simulations of the tsunami event caused by the earthquake have been performed to compare the results obtained by the SWAN-JRC code (Annunziato, 2007), the TUNAMI (Imamura, 1996) and the HYFLUX2 (Franchello, 2008). This has left many once pristine coral reefs exposed on … 2007: Solomon Islands: 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake: Earthquake: On 2 April 2007, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck about 40 km (25 mi) south of Ghizo Island in the western Solomon Islands at 7:39 a.m., resulting in a tsunami that was up to 12 m (36 feet) high. The earthquake sheared off and uplifted coral reef colonies, reactivated landslides, and rattled the Recent timeline of disasters in the Solomon Islands. This map shows the location and geographical status of Solomon Islands and its vicinity.
The 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake and tsunami (Fisher et al., 2007) will leave a significant imprint on both the geology and economy of the region.
On April 1st 2007 a large earthquake of magnitude 8.1 occurred offshore Solomon Islands at 20:40:38 UTC. Land thrust from the quake extended out the shoreline of Ranongga Island by up to 70 meters (230 ft) according to local residents. A map of Solomon Islands and its vicinity is released.
2007 Solomon Islands earthquake and tsunami On 2 April 2007, at 07:39 AM local time (April 1 2007, 20:39 UTC), an 8.1-magnitude submarine earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres in the Solomon Islands’ Western Province, 45 kilometres from the province’s capital Gizo, located on Ghizo Island (USGS 2007). Solomon Islands has had: (M1.5 or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 1 earthquake in the past 7 days; 8 earthquakes in the past 30 days; 87 earthquakes in the past 365 days In April 2007, an earthquake rocked Ranongga Island, along with many parts of the Solomon Islands. The map is … The disaster caused 52 deaths, displaced an estimated 10,000 people and kept approximately 18,000 children from school for most of the remainder of 2007. 2007 — April 2: A magnitude 8.1 quake results in a devastating tsunami that kills at least 34 people and displaces 5,000 in coastal areas of Western and Choiseul provinces.