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Solomon Islands quake triggers tsunami

A tsunami has hit the eastern Solomon Islands after a powerful earthquake that briefly triggered tsunami warnings for several Pacific nations.

The magnitude 8.0 quake struck at 01:12 GMT near the Santa Cruz islands, part of the Solomon Islands nation, the US Geological Survey said.

Another wave, measuring 0.9m (3ft) also hit Lata in the far eastern Solomons - but all other tsunami warnings have been cancelled.

Reports suggest a number of homes had been damaged in the area, as Irene Scott, a reporter from Power FM on the Solomon Islands, explains.

  • 06 Feb 2013