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Tsunami Alert After Quake In South Pacific

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 02:02 PM
Breaking on Sky News

Andy Jack, Sky News Online
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 has triggered a tsunami warning in the southern Pacific Ocean.

Earthquake South Pacific

The tsunami warning is for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.6, was 22.4 miles deep and centred 133 miles northwest of the island of Vanuatu.

"An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines in the region near the epicenter within minutes to hours," the tsunami centre said.

Trying to find more info..

[edit on 27-5-2010 by tarifa37]

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 02:05 PM
More news of this quake and warning.

A tsunami warning has been issued to islands in the South Pacific after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in the area.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that the Solomon islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia had received warnings.

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 02:13 PM
Panic over

PORT VILA — A shallow 7.2 earthquake struck off Vanuatu Friday, seismologists said, sparking a tsunami warning which was later cancelled.

The quake at 04:14 am (1714 GMT Thursday) hit at a depth of 36 kilometres (22 miles), 214 kilometres northwest of Luganville, or 2,070 kilometres northeast of Brisbane, Australia, according to the US Geological Survey.

Sorry did not see this thread ( just got in from work saw it on sky news)

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 02:16 PM
Anybody got a link to a map showing current seismological map?


edit: this thread should be in breaking.

[edit on 27-5-2010 by ThraexX]

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 02:20 PM

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 02:34 PM
reply to post by jazz10

thanks, also got the Aussie map now:
no warning issued there. (accourding to Ozweatherman (chatroom))


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