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Tsunami kills at least five in Solomons after big Pacific quake

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Sumatra after the 2004 tsunami

Sumatra after the 2004 tsunami. Photo: WikiImages (Pixabay).

PHUKET: The powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsunami today killed at least five people, including a 10-year-old boy, in a remote part of the Solomon Islands.

The quake struck 340 km east of Kira Kira in the Solomons, prompting the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii to issue warnings for the Solomons and other South Pacific nations including Australia and New Zealand. It later cancelled the warnings for the outlying regions.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

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