[HOT] Solomon Islands Earthquakes

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 16:36:06 UTC 2014


Hi Severin and all:

I had been in the Solomons 2 years ago. Except for some 3 or 4 story
buildings in Honiara, all people live in brick or wood huts in the
Solomons. More damaging than earthquakes can be tsunamis, like the one
that damaged badly the Temotu province islands, just a couple of months
after I left. Temotu province is the most remote of the provinces and
where I spent most of my time.

Most of people in the Solomons didn't have any internet access or email,
so the only contacts were in person or by phone. The only few contacts I
had in Honiara were phone numbers, and I don't have them with me (I am
now in Nigeria). Except for a retired australian teacher who actually
had good contacts with the government, the rest of people were local
people and hotel owners.

I am happy that Honiara is now well mapped (it was quite poorly mapped 2
years ago). I had many POI's and some GPS traces of some islands. I
uploaded the traces, but lost somewhere the POI's that I had written
down in a paper. A pity, as some of those POI's I collected them in
islands who receive a boat each 2-3 months... :(

Cheers,

Rafael.

On 16/04/14 13:33, Severin Menard wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> 
> Maybe Rafael, intense travelers within the Pacific Island would have an
> idea?
> 
> 
> On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM, Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com
> <mailto:markcupitt at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     The Solomon Islands has been experiencing a whole series of
>     Earthquakes on the South Solomon Trench in the past 24 Hours
> 
>     A Visualization of the Earthquakes over OSM can be seen at 
> 
>     http://disasternet.org/disasters/Solomons-2014-04-13-Earthquake/Solomons-2014-04-13.jpg
> 
>     At least two of the earthquakes have been over magnitude 7.4. The
>     epicenter is South East of Honiara, Guadalcanal, The Capital, approx
>      300 km. The closest Island is Makira which is relatively close to
>     the epicenters.
> 
>     Does HOT have any contacts who work in that area to see if there is
>     any serious damage?
> 
>     Regards
> 
>     Mark Cupitt
> 
>     "If we change the world, let it bear the mark of our intelligence"
> 
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> 
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