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15 Oct 1991 description

UNDRO 91/1563

SOLOMON ISLANDS - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
15 OCTOBER 1991

1. US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY REPORTS EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 7,3 ON RICHTER SCALE STRUCK SOLOMON ISLANDS NEAR NORTH COAST OF SANTA ISABEL ISLAND ABOUT 200 KM NORTHWEST HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ON 14 OCTOBER AT 15:58H GMT. PRELIMINARY HYPOCENTER IS LATITUDE 7.7 DEGREES SOUTH, LONGITUDE 159.1 DEGREES EAST.

2. NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS ON DAMAGE OR CASUALTIES AVAILABLE. UNDRO IN CONTACT WITH UNDP/UNDRO LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.