Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ten-meter tsunami hit the island Ndende. New 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the Solomon Islands.

Ten-meter tsunami hit the island Ndende.
New 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the Solomon Islands.

Ten-meter tsunami was formed after the earthquake of magnitude 8.0 on the Richter scale hit the Solomon Islands yesterday.
 10-meter tsunami hit the island Ndende, destroying all the houses along the coast.
In the village Nela dwellings built on the beachfront were literally swept by the giant wave, and other underwater structures nearly all of the dwellings.
 An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck near the epicenter of yesterday's quake, said the U.S. Geological Survey.
 European Mediterranean Seismological Centre shows that after this earthquake have caused at least three quakes with a magnitude about 5 on the Richter scale.
Yesterday an earthquake of 8th degree sweep Santa Cruz islands, part of the Solomon Islands, at least six casualties and damages in settlements in the Solomon Islands.
  Ostrovi Santa Cruz are part of the Solomon Islands.
 Solomon Islands is an archipelago of 992 islands belong to the British Commonwealth and has fewer than 600,000 inhabitants.
The archipelago is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where the movement of tectonic plates causes intense seismic and volcanic activity. Solomon Islands hit by tsunami after an earthquake of magnitude 8.1 in 2007. Then killed at least 50 people, dozens missing, 13 villages were destroyed.

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