A powerful earthquake in the South Pacific generated a tsunami Wednesday that damaged dozens of homes in the Solomon Islands.Please bookmark!
Wave warnings that were issued earlier for distant coasts have been cancelled.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami of about a meter (3 feet) was measured in Lata wharf, in the Solomon Islands. The center said a 12-centimeter (4.8-inch) wave was observed in neighboring Vanuatu.
The tsunami formed after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake near Lata in Temotu province, the easternmost province of the Solomons, about a 3-hour flight from the capital, Honiara. The region has a population of around 30,000 people.
In Honiara, the warning prompted residents to flee for higher ground.
Tsunami Hits Solomon Islands
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