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article imageMagnitude 7.8 earthquake hits in South Pacific

By malan     Apr 1, 2007 in Environment
A giant magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands this morning and has prompted a tsunami warning for the South Pacific states and a small amount of alarm as far as Hawaii.
The earthquake struck nearly 6 miles below the sea floor 217 miles away from Honiara at 7:30am this morning.
An earthquake of this size can cause massive Tsunami storms and authorities have now issued a tsunami warning was in effect for the Solomons, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Nauru, the Marshall Islands, Pohnpei, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Kiribati and Tuvalu.
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