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Earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck the Solomon Islands

Feb 6, 2013 12:23 IST

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.0 has struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean on 6 February 2013 and generated a potentially destructive tsunami.

The earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands a part of the Solomon Islands Nation at 01:12 GMT as per the reports from the US Geological Survey. The quake struck 81 kilometres west of Lata, at a depth of 5.8 kilometres. The Tsunami warning was raised for Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tuvalu, Fiji, Kosrae, and Wallis and Futuna and Kiribati islands.

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