A series of earthquakes occurred in the western Pacific Ocean

January 31, 2013. Series Earthquakes magnitude from 4.9 to 6.2 occurred on Thursday in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Santa Cruz Islands, belonging to the Solomon Islands government, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The most powerful tremors (magnitude 6.2) were recorded at 07:33 Moscow time. These were followed series Earthquakes magnitude 4, 9 to 5.6 from 7:58 to 10:50 Moscow time.

The epicenter of the quake was located 30 kilometers to the east of the island of Nendo (Nendo). Center lies at a depth of 9.2 kilometers. The epicenters of three more earthquakes were located within 15-30 kilometers to the east of the island. The foci of earthquakes occur at depths of 25-45 km.

On the possible victims, damaged or destroyed as a result of rampant elements are not reported. There is no threat of a tsunami.

Passes through the Solomon Islands Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 kilometers. He girds Quiet ocean, runs through along the coast of North and South America to southern Alaska, then turns to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, and ends near the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and the south-western Pacific.

Source: RIA Novosti

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