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South Pacific - Strong Quake Sparks Tsunami Alert

Published on: April 1, 2007 06:36 PM
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South Pacific - A tsunami alert for the South Pacific states has been issued after a powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 struck off the Solomon Islands.

The U.S. Geological Center said the earthquake struck at 7:39 a.m. local time, Monday—about 10 kms. beneath the sea floor.
The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says an earthquake of that strength could cause a destructive tsunami.  The centre issued a warning for the Solomon Islands and neighbouring Papua New Guinea.

Meanwhile, Japan’s Meteorological Agency is looking into the possibility of tidal waves hitting the Japanese archipelago.  [CTV]

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 Apr 01, 2007 at 07:34 PM Fox News Says:

Fox News is reporting that a tsunami has hit the Solomon islands.Villages have reportedly been washed away


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