LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The magnitude 6.8 quake in Chile has been followed by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake today in Santa Cruz Islands. No tsunami threat remains in place from the Santa Cruz Islands quake (map above), officials tell news.
Shortly after a 6.8 quake hit Chile today January 30, 2013, a 6.0 magnitude quake struck near the Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Officials tells news that the Santa Cruz quake erupted shortly after 10:03 AM local time. The quake, however, posted a shallow depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake was only six miles below sea level.
Today’s Santa Cruz quake erupted forty-six miles east of Late in the Solomon Islands. The quake was also roughly five hundred miles from Luganville and Port-Villa in Vanuatu. Officials also tell news that the quake was about the same distance east of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
This Santa Cruz quake was centered near the 6.3 magnitude quake that erupted in July. That July quake erupted outside of the Vanuatu town of Port-Olry. Officials told news at the time that the July quake was twenty-eight miles northeast of Port-Olry and fifty-seven miles north of Luganville. Earlier in March that year, a 6.7 magnitude quake struck the region as well followed by a 7.0 magnitude in November.