Site of April 2007 Solomon Islands quake

Site of April 2007 Solomon Islands quake

E680/0206 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 75.4MB

Downloadable file size: 7.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Site of the April 1st 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake, satellite image. The magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurred at 20:30 GMT on 1st April (07:39 on 2nd April local time). Its focus was 10 kilometres below the seabed to the left (west) of Rendova island (lower left). A tsunami caused by the earthquake reached the Solomon Islands before an official warning, although many felt the earthquake and had fled to high ground. The waves were up to ten metres high in places, and killed dozens and left more than 5000 people homeless. The Solomon Islands lie on the edge of the Pacific tectonic plate, in the so-called Ring of Fire, which experiences frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Image taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) instrument on the Landsat 7 satellite.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2007, 21st century, april, coral reef, deadly, earthquake, environment, etm, fatal, fringing, from space, geographical, geography, geological, geology, indo-pacific, island, islands, kolombangara, landsat 7, margins, melanesia, new georgia, pacific ocean, plate margin, plates, reefs, rendova, ring of fire, satellite, satellite image, seismology, solomon islands, tectonic plate, tsunami, wave, waves

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.