Tsunami warning in Honiara

Tsunami warning for the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific. The 7.7 magnitude quake hit about 70 kilometres off of Kirakira, according to a US geological survey.

It has occurred from 17:40 GMT (4:40 Friday local time), then followed by two big aftershocks. Everywhere in the area were being evacuated and then heading to higher ground, but no reports of any serious damage yet to be told.

According to some who were on social media, they noticed there were some blackouts in the main capital, Honiara, and some others said to of not heard any tsunami sirens yet.

The waves of the tsunami are around 1 metre to 3 metres above the tide level across some coasts of the Solomon Islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said this;

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It is said that the other places where the Tsunami may hit, in around three hours are; Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tuvalu and Kosrae. A tsunami watch for Hawaii was cancelled. 

Some of the aftershocks could be around 5.5 to 5.1 magnitudes.

Pika

Head Reporter Of Central Media Incorporated

 

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