USGS - Science for a changing world

Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake in the Santa Cruz Islands

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/magnitude-8-0-earthquake-in-the-santa-cruz-islands/

Map of the February 6, 2013 earthquake in the Santa Cruz Islands.

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck in the Santa Cruz Islands on February 6, 2013 at 01:12:27 UTC.

Visit the USGS event page on this earthquake.

For an estimate of the earthquake’s impact, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

For information about tsunami watches, warning or advisories, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tsunami website.

Read additional earthquake information for Japan.

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.