Magnitude 6.4 Soloman Islands 14-Feb-12 (b000803b)

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Magnitude 6.4
Date-Time Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 08:19:58 UTC
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 07:19:58 PM at epicenter
Location 10.387°S, 161.262°E
Depth 54.7 km (34.0 miles)
Region SOLOMON ISLANDS
Distances 72 km (44 miles) W of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl.
178 km (110 miles) SE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
189 km (117 miles) SSE of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands
2082 km (1293 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.4 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 8.7 km (5.4 miles)
Parameters Nph= 0, Dmin=0 km, Rmss=1.41 sec, Gp= 61°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: NOAA, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Event ID usb000803b

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P-Wave travel times Phase/Tensor data Tsunami bulletin
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Location Map
Location in Google Maps
b000803b location
Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Shake Map
b000803b shake

Seismic Hazard Map
b000803b shazard
Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Historic Seismicity 2012
b000803b hs2012

Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

P-Wave travel times
b000803b travel

City Distance
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Brisbane, Australia 18.71 4:13.9 8:24:11.9 P
Agana, Guam 28.81 5:52.8 8:25:50.8 P
Wellington, New Zealand 33.00 6:29.7 8:26:27.7 P
Tokyo, Japan 50.11 8:49.4 8:28:47.4 P
Honolulu, Hawaii 51.05 8:56.6 8:28:54.6 P
Beijing, China 65.03 10:34.4 8:30:32.4 P
Anchorage, Alaska 80.99 12:08.8 8:32:06.8 P
Kathmandu, Nepal 82.58 12:17.2 8:32:15.2 P
San Francisco, California 85.69 12:32.9 8:32:30.9 P
Los Angeles, California 87.99 12:44.1 8:32:42.1 P
Seattle, Washington 88.66 12:47.2 8:32:45.2 P
Phoenix, Arizona 92.89 13:06.9 8:33:04.8 P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 95.60 13:19.2 8:33:17.2 P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 97.59 13:28.2 8:33:26.2 P
Golden, Colorado 99.26 13:35.6 8:33:33.6 Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 102.33 13:49.2 8:33:47.2 Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 104.51 13:58.9 8:33:56.9 Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 105.28 14:02.3 8:34:00.3 Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 108.85 14:18.1 8:34:16.1 Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 110.84 14:27.0 8:34:25.0 Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 115.09 14:45.8 8:34:43.8 Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 117.08 14:54.7 8:34:52.7 Pdiff
Lima, Peru 117.92 14:58.4 8:34:56.4 Pdiff
Miami, Florida 120.10 15:08.1 8:35:06.1 Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 120.32 15:09.1 8:35:07.1 Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 121.03 15:12.2 8:35:10.2 Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 122.20 15:17.4 8:35:15.4 Pdiff
New York, New York 122.86 15:20.3 8:35:18.3 Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 123.51 15:23.2 8:35:21.2 Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 124.46 15:27.5 8:35:25.5 Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 125.16 15:30.5 8:35:28.5 Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 126.99 15:38.7 8:35:36.7 Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 133.51 16:07.6 8:36:05.6 Pdiff
London, England 136.29 16:19.9 8:36:17.9 Pdiff
Rome, Italy 138.36 16:29.1 8:36:27.1 Pdiff

Moment Tensor Solutions
(Notes)

USGS Centroid Moment Solution

12/02/14 08:19:57.43

Epicenter: -10.368  161.160
MW 6.4

USGS CENTROID MOMENT TENSOR
12/02/14 08:20:17.20
Centroid: -10.268  161.070
Depth  56         No. of sta: 57
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr= 2.29       Mtt=-2.22
  Mpp=-0.07       Mrt=-2.48
  Mrp=-0.41       Mtp= 3.49
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  4.37  Plg=45  Azm=138
  N        0.86      41      291
  P       -5.23      14       33

Best Double Couple:Mo=4.8*10**18
 NP1:Strike=164 Dip=48 Slip= 153
 NP2:       273     70        46

USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution

12/02/14 08:19:57.43

Epicenter: -10.368  161.160
MW 6.3

USGS MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
Depth  48         No. of sta: 64
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr= 1.96       Mtt=-0.69
  Mpp=-1.27       Mrt=-2.26
  Mrp=-0.04       Mtp= 2.65
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  3.71  Plg=49  Azm=152
  N        0.34      37      302
  P       -4.04      15       44

Best Double Couple:Mo=3.9*10**18
 NP1:Strike=173 Dip=44 Slip= 150
 NP2:       285     70        50

USGS WPhase Moment Solution

12/ 2/14  8:19:58.00

Epicenter: -10.387  161.262
MW 6.4

USGS/WPHASE CENTROID MOMENT TENSOR
12/ 2/14  8:19:58.00
Centroid:  -10.287  161.160
Depth  60         No. of sta: 37
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr= 2.03       Mtt=-1.68
  Mpp=-0.35       Mrt=-2.81
  Mrp=-0.94       Mtp= 2.58
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  4.49  Plg=48  Azm=140
  N     = -0.29      36      286
  P     = -4.20      17       30

Best Double Couple:Mo=4.4*10**18
 NP1:Strike=161 Dip=42 Slip= 152
 NP2:       273     71        51

Phase Data

     14 FEB 2012  ( 45)

     ot  = 08:19:58.00   +/-   0.00         SOLOMON ISLANDS                 
     lat =     -10.387   +/-    0.0
     lon =     161.262   +/-    0.0              MAGNITUDE 6.5 (GS)       
     dep =        54.7   +/-    0.0   

     72 km (45 miles) W of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl. (pop 2,000)
     178 km (111 miles) SE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
     189 km (118 miles) SSE of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands
     2080 km (1292 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

     nph =  129 of 129    se = 0.00    FE=193                            held

     error ellipse = (  0.0,  0.0,  0.0;  0.0,  0.0,  0.0;  0.0,  0.0,  0.0)

 mb = 6.4 (103)  ML = 0.0 (  0)  mblg = 0.0 (  0)  md = 0.0 (  0)  MS = 0.0 (  0)

 sta  phase     arrival     res   dist azm    amp  per mag     amp  per mag  sta
 HNR  ePn     08:20:22.17  -0.3    1.6 306                                   HNR 
 RABL ePn     08:22:34.02   4.3   10.9 304                                   RABL
 PMG  ePn     08:23:13.39   2.5   13.9 273                                   PMG 
 MANU ePn     08:23:38.82   0.3   16.1 300 b:8.0+2 1.0 5.8                   MANU
 TARA ePn     08:23:43.94   0.0   16.4  46 b:3.0+3 .75 6.5                   TARA
 PATS ePn     08:23:54.41   0.2   17.4 350 b:3.5+3 1.2 6.4                   PATS
 CTAO ePn     08:23:56.72   1.1   17.4 235 b:1.7+3 1.1 6.1                   CTAO
 FUNA eP      08:24:00.98  -0.1   17.8  86 b:1.5+3 1.1 6.0                   FUNA
 EIDS eP      08:24:01.33   0.8   17.8 212 b:7.8+2 1.0 5.8                   EIDS
 COEN eP      08:24:05.31   2.6   18.0 257 b:5.1+2 .85 5.7                   COEN
 KWAJ eP      08:24:25.44   0.6   20.1  19 b:3.1+3 .85 6.7                   KWAJ
 LHI  eP      08:24:37.17  -0.4   21.1 185 b:8.1+2 1.0 6.0                   LHI 
 ARMA eP      08:24:44.61  -0.6   21.9 203 b:7.0+2 1.1 6.0                   ARMA
 AFI  eP      08:25:29.86  -0.3   26.6 100 b:3.6+2 .90 5.9                   AFI 
 RAO  eP      08:25:33.26  -0.9   27.0 137 b:2.5+3 1.0 6.8                   RAO 
 OUZ  eP      08:25:35.97   0.7   27.2 158 b:5.4+2 1.0 6.1                   OUZ 
 WB2  eP      08:25:37.36  -1.2   27.6 247                                   WB2 
      eP      08:25:37.86  -0.7 
 WRAB eP      08:25:37.74  -0.7   27.6 247 b:5.4+2 .95 6.1                   WRAB
 KNTN eP      08:25:41.84   0.5   27.9  76 b:1.4+3 1.4 6.4                   KNTN
 STKA eP      08:25:42.66  -0.3   28.1 218 b:1.0+2 .95 5.4                   STKA
 AS01 eP      08:25:50.96  -1.7   29.2 240                                   AS01
 AS31 eP      08:25:51.52  -1.5   29.2 240 b:4.8+1 .80 5.2                   AS31
 SAUI eP      08:25:54.78  -1.7   29.7 272 b:7.1+2 .90 6.4                   SAUI
 MTN  eP      08:25:55.34  -0.7   29.6 262 b:1.4+2 .80 5.7                   MTN 
 FAKI eP      08:25:56.90   0.0   29.7 282                                   FAKI
      epP     08:26:15.30  depth =   2.5 
 WAKE eP      08:25:58.51  -0.2   30.0  10 b:1.2+3 1.6 6.3                   WAKE
 HIZ  eP      08:26:05.63   0.3   30.5 159 b:1.4+3 1.0 6.6                   HIZ 
 MXZ  eP      08:26:09.99  -0.3   31.1 153 b:1.9+2 .86 5.8                   MXZ 
 URZ  eP      08:26:11.05   0.1   31.2 156 b:3.8+2 .90 6.1                   URZ 
 BKZ  eP      08:26:15.23  -0.5   31.7 157 b:1.0+3 .78 6.7                   BKZ 
 BBOO eP      08:26:18.95  -0.3   32.2 222 b:1.4+3 .95 6.8                   BBOO
 BFZ  eP      08:26:25.16  -1.3   33.0 159 b:5.6+2 1.1 6.3                   BFZ 
 THZ  eP      08:26:25.41  -0.5   32.9 164 b:1.0+3 1.0 6.6                   THZ 
 SNZO eP      08:26:25.98  -0.8   33.0 161 b:3.0+2 .80 6.2                   SNZO
 KHZ  eP      08:26:31.32  -1.3   33.7 164 b:5.4+2 1.1 6.4                   KHZ 
 LTZ  eP      08:26:32.27  -0.4   33.7 165 b:7.5+2 .88 6.6                   LTZ 
 FOZ  eP      08:26:33.92  -0.2   33.8 169 b:1.9+3 .94 7.0                   FOZ 
 OXZ  eP      08:26:35.52  -1.1   34.1 166 b:1.7+3 .98 6.9                   OXZ 
 RPZ  eP      08:26:37.03  -0.8   34.3 167 b:1.1+3 .90 6.8                   RPZ 
 CRLZ eP      08:26:39.34  -0.5   34.5 165 b:1.6+3 1.0 6.9                   CRLZ
 MQZ  eP      08:26:39.88  -1.1   34.6 165 b:1.5+3 .94 6.9                   MQZ 
 LBZ  eP      08:26:40.41  -1.5   34.7 169 b:3.6+2 .96 6.3                   LBZ 
 TAU  eP      08:26:40.68   0.3   34.6 198 b:7.6+2 1.1 6.5                   TAU 
 WKZ  eP      08:26:43.34  -0.4   35.0 170 b:4.8+2 1.0 6.4                   WKZ 
 DCZ  eP      08:26:45.92  -0.8   35.3 173 b:1.0+3 .98 6.7                   DCZ 
 MLZ  eP      08:26:46.30  -0.8   35.3 172 b:8.2+2 1.0 6.6                   MLZ 
 TNTI eP      08:26:46.40  -0.8   35.5 286 b:5.4+2 1.4 6.3                   TNTI
 ODZ  eP      08:26:47.02  -1.0   35.5 169 b:3.7+2 .94 6.3                   ODZ 
 WHZ  eP      08:26:49.76  -1.5   35.8 172 b:6.7+2 1.0 6.5                   WHZ 
 PYZ  eP      08:26:51.27  -0.9   36.0 174 b:4.7+2 1.2 6.3                   PYZ 
 SOEI eP      08:26:54.96  -0.5   36.4 268 b:7.8+2 1.3 6.5                   SOEI
 FORT eP      08:26:59.28  -0.4   36.9 232 b:7.7+3 1.2 7.5                   FORT
 MMRI eP      08:27:11.96  -1.1   38.5 269 b:7.2+2 1.0 6.5                   MMRI
 RAR  eP      08:27:16.40  -1.0   38.9 111 b:5.6+2 1.6 6.2                   RAR 
 LUWI eP      08:27:20.00   0.0   39.4 281 b:8.0+2 1.1 6.5                   LUWI
 MBWA eP      08:27:35.47  -0.6   41.3 250 b:2.6+2 .85 6.0                   MBWA
 CBIJ eP      08:27:36.18  -1.9   41.6 334 b:1.0+3 .70 6.7                   CBIJ
 XMAS eP      08:27:50.50   0.4   42.9  76 b:7.9+2 1.0 6.4                   XMAS
 MCQ  eP      08:27:58.25  -0.6   44.0 182 b:5.7+2 1.2 6.2                   MCQ 
 MYLDMeP      08:28:09.16   0.8   45.3 288 b:3.8+2 1.0 6.2                   MYLD
 JAGI eP      08:28:15.21  -2.6   46.5 268 b:7.6+2 .80 6.7                   JAGI
 NWAO eP      08:28:15.42  -0.5   46.2 234 b:4.1+2 1.1 6.3                   NWAO
 KKM  eP      08:28:26.45  -1.0   47.7 288 b:3.8+2 1.1 6.3                   KKM 
 JHJ2 eP      08:28:27.64   0.0   47.8 336 b:3.9+2 .80 6.4                   JHJ2
 PPT  eP      08:28:32.57   1.0   48.1 104                                   PPT 
 JOW  eP      08:28:36.88   0.7   48.9 320 b:2.9+2 1.1 6.2                   JOW 
 UGM  eP      08:28:44.86  -1.0   50.1 268 b:5.4+2 1.0 6.5                   UGM 
 SMRI eP      08:28:46.60  -0.6   50.3 269 b:5.5+2 .80 6.6                   SMRI
 SBUM eP      08:28:48.06  -0.2   50.5 282 b:1.1+2 1.0 5.8                   SBUM
 KEKH eP      08:28:48.57   3.5   50.0  50                                   KEKH
      epP     08:29:03.34  depth =   1.0 
 YOJ  eP      08:28:53.24   1.9   50.9 313 b:3.3+2 .80 6.4                   YOJ 
 MAJO eP      08:28:54.68  -0.6   51.5 336 b:1.9+2 .70 6.2                   MAJO
 MJB9 eP      08:28:54.71  -0.6   51.5 336 b:1.9+2 .70 6.2                   MJB9
 YULB eP      08:28:54.85  -1.1   51.5 311 b:1.2+2 .90 5.9                   YULB
 OPA  eP      08:28:55.17   1.6   51.1  51 b:7.6+2 .90 6.7                   OPA 
 KIP  eP      08:28:55.31   2.9   51.0  52 b:4.0+2 1.4 6.3                   KIP 
 TPUB eP      08:28:58.15  -1.1   52.0 311 b:4.4+2 1.3 6.3                   TPUB
 KSM  eP      08:28:59.40  -0.8   52.0 280 b:2.9+2 1.0 6.3                   KSM 
 KHU  eP      08:28:59.44   1.2   51.7  55 b:9.6+2 1.0 6.8                   KHU 
 JNU  eP      08:28:59.68  -0.1   52.1 327 b:2.3+2 .90 6.2                   JNU 
 SSLB eP      08:28:59.85   0.3   52.0 311 b:1.9+2 1.1 6.0                   SSLB
 NACB eP      08:28:59.96   2.2   51.8 312 b:5.6+2 1.4 6.4                   NACB
 STCH eP      08:29:01.35  -0.2   52.2  56 b:3.3+2 .94 6.3                   STCH
 POHA eP      08:29:02.38   1.7   52.0  55 b:4.7+2 .95 6.5                   POHA
 YHNB eP      08:29:02.46   1.2   52.2 312 b:4.3+2 1.1 6.4                   YHNB
 MWH  eP      08:29:02.70   3.1   51.8  55 b:2.5+2 .90 6.2                   MWH 
 MLOA eP      08:29:02.74   2.9   51.9  55 b:3.9+2 1.0 6.4                   MLOA
 AIN  eP      08:29:02.77   3.1   51.9  55 b:6.2+2 .98 6.6                   AIN 
 HPAH eP      08:29:03.39   2.8   52.0  55 b:2.7+2 1.0 6.2                   HPAH
 MLH  eP      08:29:03.49   2.9   52.0  55 b:5.3+2 1.1 6.4                   MLH 
 HLK  eP      08:29:03.57   3.2   52.0  53 b:8.9+2 1.1 6.7                   HLK 
 PUH  eP      08:29:03.82   2.8   52.1  56 b:2.5+2 .94 6.2                   PUH 
 WRMHIeP      08:29:03.88   3.2   52.0  55 b:4.1+2 .82 6.5                   WRMH
 SDHHIeP      08:29:03.91   3.3   52.0  55 b:4.2+2 .80 6.5                   SDHH
 TATO eP      08:29:04.03   2.2   52.3 313 b:3.9+2 1.2 6.3                   TATO
 KKO  eP      08:29:04.09   3.3   52.1  56 b:3.5+2 .88 6.4                   KKO 
 RIM  eP      08:29:04.47   3.7   52.1  56 b:3.4+2 .90 6.4                   RIM 
 CISI eP      08:29:04.60  -1.5   52.8 268 b:4.7+2 .80 6.6                   CISI
 NPOC eP      08:29:05.47   3.8   52.2  56 b:5.0+2 1.2 6.4                   NPOC
 HULD eP      08:29:05.88   3.3   52.3  56 b:5.4+2 1.0 6.5                   HULD
 XMIS eP      08:29:19.06  -0.2   54.6 265 b:7.6+2 1.4 6.5                   XMIS
 ERM  eP      08:29:20.74   1.6   54.7 344 b:1.4+2 1.0 6.0                   ERM 
 ASAJ eP      08:29:34.88   0.7   56.8 344                                   ASAJ
 INCN eP      08:29:41.01   1.2   57.6 328 b:3.6+2 1.0 6.4                   INCN
 MYKOMeP      08:29:47.21   1.3   58.4 279                                   MYKO
 YSS  eP      08:29:52.94   0.7   59.4 345                                   YSS 
 BKNI eP      08:30:04.80   2.2   60.8 276                                   BKNI
 IPM  eP      08:30:08.40  -0.7   61.8 281                                   IPM 
 KULM eP      08:30:11.50  -1.3   62.3 282                                   KULM
 PET  eP      08:30:17.63   0.0   63.2 358                                   PET 
 PSI  eP      08:30:18.36  -1.7   63.4 278                                   PSI 
 PETK eP      08:30:18.37  -0.1   63.3 358                                   PETK
 COCO eP      08:30:18.36   0.5   63.1 262                                   COCO
      epP     08:30:35.68  depth =   0.5 
 PEA0BeP      08:30:18.90   0.4   63.3 358                                   PEA0
 SMY  eP      08:30:23.14   1.3   63.8   9                                   SMY 
 GSI  eP      08:30:25.55  -1.0   64.4 276                                   GSI 
 CASY eP      08:30:32.28  -0.8   65.4 200                                   CASY
 LHMI eP      08:30:36.96   0.8   65.9 281                                   LHMI
 VNDA eP      08:30:43.87   0.0   67.1 180                                   VNDA
 SBA  eP      08:30:47.78   1.4   67.5 179                                   SBA 
 CHTO eP      08:30:49.08   0.1   67.9 295                                   CHTO
 UNV  eP      08:30:58.92   0.3   69.6  20                                   UNV 
 AKUT eP      08:31:03.90   2.3   70.1  20                                   AKUT
 SPIA eP      08:31:09.99   1.0   71.3  16                                   SPIA
 FALS eP      08:31:10.69   0.7   71.5  21                                   FALS

 Generated 2012 FEB 14 at 08:34 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver 

Tsunami Information

000
WEHW42 PHEB 140828
TIBHWX
HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-141028-

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER   1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1028 PM HST MON FEB 13 2012

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

   ORIGIN TIME - 1020 PM HST 13 FEB 2012
   COORDINATES - 10.4 SOUTH  161.3 EAST
   LOCATION    - SOLOMON ISLANDS
   MAGNITUDE   - 6.6  MOMENT

EVALUATION

 BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
 NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
 DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
 TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

$$
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