Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tsunami warning issued in Pacific after magnitude 8.0 quake near Solomon Islands

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.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/02/05/tsunami-warning-issued-in-pacific-after-magnitude-80-quake-near-solomon-islands/#ixzz2K54zxxFg

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