South Pacific Islands under Tsunami alert after magnitude 8.0 earthquake

Posted on February 5, 2013 • Filed under: Asia Pacific, Australia, Tourist Warning, Travel Weather Issues

Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issues alert for South Pacific islands after magnitude 8.0 quake under sea. Reports of damage to villages in the Solomons from the quake and a 90cm tsunami wave hitting the islands were emerging after the quake struck at a very shallow depth of three miles (5km) off the Santa Cruz islands, which are Solomon Islands territory. The epicentre was located 211 miles (340km) east of Kira Kira in the Solomons. Read Article

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