02 April, 2007

Solomon IslandsTsunami Update: Mini-tsunami hits West

An earthquake measuring 7.6 magnitude was recorded at 7.39am local time about 45 south-southeast of Gizo this morning. The shake had therefore caused a mini-tsunami to hit parts of the western province this moring. It is understood that parts of Choiseul, Vella La Vella, Kolombangara, New Georgia, Gizo, and Ranoggah had been hit.

Residents of the area have now moved to higher grounds for safety measures because of the warning.
Some of the islands are reportedly being swept by the waves. Reports reaching Solomon Star this morning said coastlines of Gizo, Noro and Taro had been hit a but high waves. Read More ...

Source: Solomon Star

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