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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A tsunami unleashed by a major earthquake plowed into the Solomon Islands on Monday with the crashing waters devastating at least one village.
Initial reports said no one was seriously hurt.
A series of major quakes have rocked the South Pacific region since Sunday, with three powerful tremblors striking Monday, including a 7.2 magnitude tremor. The Solomon Island's National Disaster Management Office said reports of the devastation were beginning to filter in late Monday.
The tremors were centered beneath the ocean floor near the town of Gizo, which was badly damaged in April 2007 when a 8.1-magnitude quake sent a tsunami crashing into the coast, killing more than 50 people.
Monday's tsunami devastated a village on Rendova Island, some 188 miles (300 kilometers) from the capital Honiara, disaster management official Loti Yates told The Associated Press.
Originally posted by operation mindcrime
reply to post by kiwifoot
i have been wondering all day why nobody created a thread on this. I saw it (for me) early this morning and i did mention it in my own thread. I even gave notice that a big event was coming a couple of days earlier but i guess earthquakes are soooo 2009......
Anyway, really appreciate the effort and so S+F for you..
Significant or particularly destructive quakes can of course also be reported as individual threads.