A large M6.7 earthquake has struck the West Pacific in the Soloman Islands East of Papua New Guinea.
This events marks the THIRD large earthquake to strike the Soloman Islands this week.
The Soloman Islands were specifically forecast to see large earthquake activity this week (after several weeks of relative silence).
The earthquake forecast for the Soloman Islands was issued on August 8, 2015 — issued for a 7 day time period to watch the region.
In the past 7 days, three different large earthquakes struck the warned area. See the full earthquake forecast video here:
In addition to seeing the large earthquake activity in the Soloman islands, the other area which was warned in the earthquake forecast (South Japan) is now under alert / evacuations due to thousands of earthquakes near Sakurajima Volcano, with an impending very large eruption now possible.
The nearby Sendai Nuclear power plant is also under serious warning, locals evacuating, and “massive tectonic deformation” currently taking place (August 15):
Yesterday’s media reports:
Video from today (August 15) showing excessive steaming from the entire volcanic complex around Sakurajima volcano:
|Location/uncertainty||10.900°S 163.900°E± 0.0 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||18.0 km± 0.0|
|Origin Time||2015-08-15 07:47:07.000 UTC|
|Number of Stations||46|
|Number of Phases||46|
|Minimum Distance||452.60 km (4.07°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.83 sec|
|FE Region||Solomon Islands (193)|