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Tsunami Hits Solomon Islands, 5 Dead

4:27 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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SYDNEY --  A small tsunami killed at least five people and damaged dozens of homes in the South Pacific. That's after a powerful 8.0 undersea earthquake struck in an area off the Solomon Islands. It occurred near Lata in Temotu province, the easternmost province of the Solomons, about a 3-hour flight from the capital, Honiara. The region has a population of around 30,000 people.

The tsunami measured about 3 feet and washed over the Santa Cruz Islands in a region of the Solomon Islands.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has now cancelled all tsunami warnings for several island nations.

 

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