Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake Stucks Off Solomon Islands; Causes Two Tsunamis

Powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, shortly after 1 am GMT, and causing two tsunamis that killed at least 5 people and damaged more than 80 properties in the area. Tsunami was about 1.5 metres.

The center of the earthquake was off the Santa Cruz Islands, part of the Solomon Islands, north-east of Australia.

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Tsunami warnings were issued in Australia, Hawaii and the places around but were soon cancelled, as citizens had gone to higher ground.

Strong aftershocks were recorded, ranging from strength from magnitude 5.6 to 6.4.

Noe I., Windows of the World

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