Earthquake Raises Reefs in the Solomon Islands

An earthquake in the Solomon Islands lifted Ranongga Island as much as three meters, exposing reefs around the island.
Earthquake Raises Ranongga Island

Earthquake Raises Ranongga Island

In the early morning hours of April 2, 2007, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake shook the Solomon Islands, its epicenter southwest of Ranongga Island. The huge quake pushed much of the island up, raising the coral reefs that ringed the island above the water.

Published Apr 21, 2007

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