An earthquake of magnitude 8.4 in Solomon Islands Declared a tsunami alert

The Solomon Islands earthquake of a magnitude of 8.4 points. Declared a tsunami alert for Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

The epicenter was located 41 kilometers West of the city of Panguna on the island of Bougainville, at a depth of 136 kilometers.

Panguna, Papua New Guinea
41.7 km (25.9 mi) WNW
Population: 2,916
Arawa, Papua New Guinea
49.1 km (30.5 mi) W
Population: 40,266
Buka, Papua New Guinea
99.8 km (62.0 mi) SSE
Population: 0
Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
377.9 km (234.8 mi) ESE
Population: 26,273
Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
556.8 km (346.0 mi) E
Population: 18,847

The data and the magnitude of the tremors are constantly changing and if initially the magnitude was indicated in 8.4 points, then it was lowered to 8.0, and later up to 7.9 on the Richter scale.

Bougainville is the largest island in the Solomon Islands and is owned by Papua-New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is part of the “ring of fire” that connects the region of volcanoes and fault lines where 90% of all earthquakes on the planet.