Santa Cruz Islands Rocked By 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake

Santa Cruz Islands Rocked By 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake
The Santa Cruz Islands was rocked this Friday by a 6.7 earthquake according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 6.7 quake hit 68km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands, and has been recorded off the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

The quake’s epicenter was recorded by the US Geological Survey.

No tsunami alert was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in the immediate wake of the quake.

The Santa Cruz Islands form part of the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands and lie approximately 400km to the southeast of the Solomons.

Lata is the main town on the chain’s largest island, which is Nendo.

The Guardian Express will report more about this extremely strong earthquake which hit near Santa Cruz Islands as soon as updates are available.

6 Responses to "Santa Cruz Islands Rocked By 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake"

  1. Ralph   February 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    That is Santa Cruz Island, California

  2. Alice Kell   February 2, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I’m just curious: what island is that in the photo? I just looked on Google Earth, and the island depicted in the photo above is not the one where the earthquake occurred. Lata is larger and shaped differently, and the other nearby islands are atolls.

    • SCTrojan   February 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Stupid worthless news media. That is Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Santa Barbara, California not the Santa Cruz islandS in the South Pacific/Solomon islands archipelago. This is why you can never trust these morons.

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