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Tsunami in the Solomons kills six

(People's Daily Online)

15:21, February 07, 2013

A tsunami triggered by an earthquake of 8 Richter magnitude scale that struck the Solomon Islands on Wednesday (South Pacific), killed at least six and destroyed three villages in coastal areas.

In a span of two hours and 23 minutes, there were a total of 11 earthquakes in the region, with magnitudes between 5.2 and 8.0 degrees.

The 8.0 magnitude earthquake was a 5.8 km deep and the epicentre was 347 miles east of Kira Kira.

The Tsunami Warning Center issued a Pacific tsunami warning for the islands of the area. The alert was canceled three hours later.

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