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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 »

St. Bernard disaster-ready model after ’06 earthquake


When a 7.6-magnitude quake hit the Visayas and triggered a tsunami warning in the Pacific coast a month ago, some 7,000 residents from coastal barangays here evacuated to higher ground within 12 minutes.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

India, Sri Lanka lift tsunami warnings


India and Sri Lanka lifted tsunami warnings on Wednesday after an 8.6-magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered fears of a possible repeat of the devastating 2004 Asian tsunami.

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »