Third large quake in a week hits Solomon Islands
February 8th, 2013
11:43 AM ET

Third large quake in a week hits Solomon Islands

[Updated at 11:43 a.m. ET] A magnitude-7.0 earthquake occurred at 10:26 a.m. ET in the vicinity of the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean, at a depth of 27 kilometers  (16.8 miles), 25 kilometers (15 miles) south-southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands.  No tsunami warning has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

[Posted at 8:31 a.m. ET] A 7.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of a tsunami.

The quake comes two days after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck the same region, triggering a tsunami that killed five people but didn't threaten the wider region.

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  1. farmanywhere

    Looking forward to CNN bringing us soon word from scientists on what's up with this week-long very large earthquake. Doesn't have the usual pattern; just won't go away.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • patrick

      Why don't you do some research instead of being a lazy dolt and letting CNN tell you everything you think you need to know.

      February 9, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Seamusgirl

    My prayers are with all of you!

    February 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. letthesunshinein

    Just leave my Papua New Guinea coffee beans alone PLEASE 🙂

    February 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moooorrrreeeeee

      You are a true, first-world citizen.

      February 9, 2013 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dan

    There have been almost 200 earthquakes in this region for about a month now. Someone pulled the drain plug I'm thinking. Would love to know what's going on down there...

    February 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    A whole lot of shaking @ Dan

    February 8, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    Not to mention the HUNDREDS of bystanders that took photos of a 20 year old being burned alive in Papa New Guinea, who was accused of sorcery related to murders in the South Pacific. What a cruel world ...

    February 8, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. phred

    Bible thumpers claim that this is a message from God and has nothing at all to do with science. How could it be? After all, the earth is only 7000 years old. What is next? A big prehistoric looking bird is going to swoop down and take us all out?

    February 9, 2013 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Where exactly does the Bible say how old the Earth is? Your flawed logic is based on the idea the written old testament is about 5000 years old. How old is the spoken tradition?
      Funny how liberals are all for freedom of any and everything – except for Christians!

      February 9, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete Fanortney

      Even an earthquake can shake out more tired politics.

      February 10, 2013 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  8. Beverly

    It's the natural gas fracking causing the earthquakes, I live in VA and we had 2 one i8-11 and 12-12. And the fracking is in West VA hundreds of miles away. VA never use to have them.

    February 9, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cyrus

    These are signs of time.

    February 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |