Solomon Islands: Five dead in Tsunami after earthquake

Posted on February 6, 2013 • Filed under: Asia Pacific, Australia, Tourist Warning, Travel Weather Issues

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (UPDATED) – According to, a major 8.0 magnitude earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands Wednesday, February 6, with small tsunami waves buffeting Pacific coastlines, leaving at least five people dead and dozens of homes damaged or destroyed. A quake-generated wave of just under one meter (3 feet) reached parts of the Solomons, and Vanuatu and New Caledonia also reported rising sea levels, before a region-wide tsunami alert was lifted. Read Article

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