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Tsunami warning follows strong quake near Solomons

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A tsunami warning has been issued for some Pacific islands following a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake near the Solomon Islands.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

7.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands—USGS

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A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early Sunday, US geologists said.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

7.1-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea


A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no widespread tsunami warning issued.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No threat of tsunami coming from Solomon Islands quake – Phivolcs


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported no threat of a tsunami from the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that shook the Solomon Islands on Sunday morning.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Powerful aftershocks continue to rattle Solomon Islands


Powerful aftershocks continued to rattle the Solomon Islands Sunday as aid agencies struggled to get a clear picture of the devastation four days after a 8.0-magnitude quake triggered a deadly tsunami.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

9 dead, villages destroyed in Solomons tsunami

The destroyed Venga village following a Tsunami Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013, in Temotu province, Solomon Islands. The damage seen is part the survey by the assessment crew of the aid organisation World Vision. Solomon Islands authorities say at least four people are missing and presumed dead after an earthquake triggered a tsunami. Waves of up to 5 feet hit the western side of Santa Cruz Island and damaged up to 80 properties. Dozens of aftershocks have followed. Other tsunami warnings are canceled. AP Photo / World Vision

Aid workers struggled to reach remote, tsunami-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands on Thursday, as the death toll rose with more bodies found in wrecked homes and debris in the South Pacific island chain.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Sports | Read More »

At least 5 dead as 8.0 quake off Solomons sparks Pacific tsunami


A major 8.0 magnitude earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands Wednesday with small tsunami waves buffeting Pacific coastlines, leaving at least five people dead and dozens of homes damaged or destroyed.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Small tsunami hits Solomons, other warnings ended

Graphic showing the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific hit by an 8.0-magnitude quake Wednesday.

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami of up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) that damaged dozens of homes in the South Pacific island chain Wednesday, but authorities canceled warnings for tsunamis on more distant coasts.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Phivolcs raises tsunami alert 1; warns residents on eastern seaboard

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) hoisted the tsunami alert level 1 following a magnitude 8 earthquake that struck the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami alert


A major 8.0 magnitude earthquake was feared to have flattened villages in the Solomon Islands Wednesday, and triggered a tsunami with destructive potential for Pacific nations’ coasts, monitors said.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tsunami warning issued for South Pacific islands


A tsunami alert has been issued for several South Pacific islands after a strong earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Series of quakes hit off Solomon Islands


A series of strong earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands in rapid succession on Sunday, seismologists said, but no damage was reported and no tsunami warnings were issued.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

War canoe ride for William and Kate as topless row rages

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, wave on a truck decorated as a canoe as they depart Honiara International Airport, Solomon Islands, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.  AP /Rick Rycroft

Britain’s Prince William and wife Catherine will take a war canoe ride to a secluded corner of the Solomon Islands Monday as their lawyers lodge a criminal complaint in France over a topless photos row.

Posted: September 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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