Switch to Desktop Site
 
 

Pacific earthquake hits Solomon Islands: Tsunami warning issued (+video)

Pacific earthquake, centered near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, prompted a tsunami warning for other South Pacific islands and a tsunami watch in Fuji and Australia.

Solomon Islands rocked by 8.0 earthquake
About these ads

A powerful earthquake in the South Pacific generated a tsunami Wednesday that prompting warnings to several island nations.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says sea level readings indicate a tsunami formed after the 8.0 earthquake near the Solomon Islands and that it may be destructive near the epicenter. More distant coasts may be threatened.

The quake 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.

Five of world's biggest tsunamis Five of world's biggest tsunamis
 
Next

Page:   1   |   2

Share