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Solomon Islands: Earthquake: 2013/02/06 Country Information on DRR

Period 2013/02/06
Country or District Solomon Islands
Event Type Earthquake
Outline An 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Santa Cruz Islands in the southeast Solomon Islands at 13:12 Fiji time, 6 February 2013. Initial reports from the Solomon Islands suggest that a tsunami wave of approximately 0.9 to 1.0 meters reached the Santa Cruz Islands and a tsunami wave of 8 centimeters reached the capital, Honiara.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA 2013/02/11
Due to the massive earthquake and tsunami, 10 people have been confirmed dead. In addition, 594 houses were destroyed and 3,329 people affected.

OCHA 2013/02/08
Nine people have been confirmed dead and 700 households have been affected, displacing 3,500 people.

OCHA 2013/02/07
Initial reports indicate that 431 houses have been damaged or destroyed in Temotu Province, leaving 3,500 people displaced.

AFP 2013/02/06
A major 8.0 magnitude earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands with small tsunami waves buffeting Pacific coasts, leaving at least five people dead and dozens of homes damaged or destroyed.

Geographycal Data

Solomon Islands 2013/02/10
Solomon Islands: Impact Map of Santa Cruz Island (as of 10 February 2013)