Published February 05, 2013
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck near the Solomon Islands, sparking a tsunami alert for much of the South Pacific.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami warning is in effect for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati and Wallis and Futuna. A tsunami watch is in effect for numerous other areas.
The extent of damage and information on any fatalities wasn't immediately known.
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