Earthquake Information

January 3, 2010 (22:36:28 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands earthquake of January 3, 2010, likely occurred at the boundary between the Pacific and Australian plates, where the Australian plate subducts beneath the Pacific towards the northeast at a rate of approximately 95 mm/yr. (USGS National Earthquake Information Center)

Teachable Moment


University of Portland/IRIS Earthquake Notice (pdf)

Individual Files

Seismic wave propagation (Quicktime Animation)

En Español

Propagación de Ondas Sísmicas (Animación Quicktime)

Additional Resources

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

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