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Solomon Islands, February 6, 2013 Tsunami

The February 6, 2013 magnitude 7.9 Mw Solomon Islands earthquake (10.766 S, 165.114 E, depth 24 km) generated a tsunami that was observed all over the Pacific region and caused deaths and damage locally. Maximum wave heights up to 3 m were observed on Nendo Island in the Santa Cruz Islands region. On the islands of Malo, Nendo, Nibanga Noi, and Tomotu Niabona, the tsunami caused 10 deaths, 14 injuries, and damaged or destroyed more than 700 houses... more

Preliminary 2013 Solomon Islands Tsunami Data Report and Historical Retrospective (2014), Chap. 22 in Tsunami Events and Lessons Learned, p. 387-398, DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-7269-4_22 (Paula Dunbar, George Mungov, Laura Kong, Heather McCullough, Erica Harris)


Plot of villages on Malo, Nendo, Nibanga Noi, and Tomotu Niabona Islands, Solomon Islands, that experienced deaths and damage from the 6 February 2013 tsunami. (Source: Joint Solomon Islands National Disaster Management. Background map is SRTM data.)  Select image for a larger view

Plot of villages on Malo, Nendo, Nibanga Noi, and Tomotu Niabona Islands, Solomon Islands, that experienced deaths and damage from the 6 February 2013 tsunami. (Source: Joint Solomon Islands National Disaster Management. Background map is SRTM data.) Select image for a larger view