A tsunami hit the Solomon Islands, leaving six reported deaths and damaging between 70 and 80 homes and properties. The tsunami followed an 8.0 earthquake near the Pacific Island chain.
Pacific earthquake: Tsunami warnings were issued for much of the South Pacific after an 8.0 earthquake hit near the Solomon Islands. But the tsunami generated by the earthquake only hit the nearby islands, prompting officials to cancel the warnings for more-distant shores.
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.
A 6- to 10-foot wall of water – a tsunami – crashed into at least one village of 3,600 people in the Solomon Islands. Initial reports said no one was seriously hurt. A series of major quakes have rocked the South Pacific region since Sunday, with three temblors striking Monday.
01/04/2010 05:11 pm