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Tsunami causes damage after powerful quake in Solomons

Tsunami causes damage after powerful quake in Solomons
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First Published: Mon, Apr 02 2007. 04 35 AM IST
Updated: Mon, Apr 02 2007. 04 35 AM IST
HONIARA: A tsunami swept ashore causing damage to towns and villages in the Solomon Islands on 2 April following a powerful earthquake but there were no early reports of casualties, police said.
The tsunami followed after a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck in the New Georgia Islands region, which had prompted the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre to issue a tsunami warning.
Solomons police spokesman Mick Spinks said there has been sketchy reports of damage caused by a tsunami in areas near the quake.
“There have been no reports of casualties yet but you have to bear in mind the communications with many areas is poor,” Spinks said.
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First Published: Mon, Apr 02 2007. 04 35 AM IST