A Quake has shaken Solomon Island with a magnitude of 7. About 10 miles southwest of the town of Malango, the first earthquake struck at a depth of 9 miles. The US Geological Survey initially estimated its magnitude to be 7.3. The quakes caused tables to topple over and buildings to tremble, sending people running for higher ground. Thirty minutes later, a second earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck the area.
According to the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service, there is no tsunami-related significant risk, despite the fact that a tsunami alert was initially issued and later withdrawn when the threat subsided. Although unusual sea currents have been reported in coastal areas, the agency has issued a warning. However, Australia’s prime minister declared that a ceiling at its High Commission had collapsed, despite no immediate reports of severe damage or incidents.
Herming recollects how the Quake caused the office furniture
George Herming, a spokesman for the Solomon Islands administration, claimed that when the earthquake hit the city, he was still in his office. The sources claim that the quake was powerful enough to cause strong trembling even in his office, which was located on the second floor of a structure in Honiara. He immediately took safety measures by crawling under his table.
Herming gave a thorough account of the earthquake, telling the reporters that it was one of the most powerful ones to have recently occurred, shaking everything and shocking everyone. Herming recollects how the quake caused the office furniture, including tables and desks, books, and other items, to be dispersed all over the place. Fortunately, no one suffered a life-threatening injury, and there was no significant damage to structures or buildings.
The sources estimate that 700,000 people are living in the Solomon Islands. The strong earthquake caused no significant damage because the buildings lacked any large high-rises that might have been vulnerable to one.
But as everyone attempted to move to higher ground, there was some distress in the town and backups of vehicles. An employee posted on social media that people were also urged to exercise caution as aftershocks were anticipated to continue. As a result of the widespread power outages that were reported across the island, people lost power.
According to a comment on Newsfeed from the Solomon Islands Radio and television, most radio services were off the air when the quake struck. The earthquake’s depth was approximately 10 kilometers.
Somewhere in Cianjur, a devastating quake took many lives
The Indonesian island of West Java town had just experienced a massive earthquake the day before. At least 162 people were killed, and hundreds were injured due to the devastating earthquake. The shallow 5.6-magnitude quake that struck Indonesia’s most densely populated region on Monday had its epicenter nearby the town of Cianjur.
Cianjur has become a hotspot of earthquakes as it is located in a mountainous area. As the buildings fell, the terrified residents ran outside into the streets. Cianjur’s hospital parking lot was overrun with victims throughout one night. Some patients received care in improvised tents, while others were on the ground with intravenous drips. Under the light of torches, medical professionals worked nonstop while stitching up patients.
According to Dedi Prasetyo, national police spokesman, hundreds of police officers had been sent out to help with rescue operations since about Tuesday morning, according to the Antara state news agency. Governor Ridwan Kamil of West Java warned that some locals were still stranded in remote locations. There were over 80 aftershocks, some of which caused power outages, which complicated rescue efforts.
According to the authorities, the number of injuries and fatalities was anticipated to increase over time. Devastating earthquakes have occurred in Indonesia in the past. This is because it is situated on one of the infamous Ring of Fire points. Where various plates of the Earth’s crust collide, it is a region that is exceptionally seismically active.