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Preliminary Analysis of the April 2007 Solomon Islands Tsunami

Plate tectonics of the Solomon Islands region

Single white arrows show direction of downgoing plate toward Pacific plate. Double diverging arrows show spreading direction across the Woodlark Ridge that separates the Woodlark and Australian plates. Approximate area of fault the ruptured during April 2007 earthquake shown in hachure pattern. Primary bathymetric contour interval 1000m; secondary interval 200m. (metadata)

 

Tectonic Map of Solomon Islands Region

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