Solomon Islands Tsunami strikes

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

A powerful earth quake off the Solomon Islands produced a tsunami of up to 1.5 metres (about 5 feet) that broken a multitude of houses and murdered several individuals in the South Ocean isle sequence Wed.

Authorities stopped alerts for tsunamis on more far away shorelines.

CNN revealed, stating a home of a medical center in the main town of Lata, that five individuals four of them seniors and one child -- passed away after a trend hit the Santa Jackson Destinations, part of the Solomon Destinations sequence.

Solomons regulators revealed two 1.5-meter (4 foot, 11-inch) surf hit the european side of Santa Jackson Island, destructive between 70 and 80 houses and qualities, said Henry Herming, a spokesperson for the pm. Many villagers had advancing to higher ground as a safety measure, Herming said.

Earlier, Solomon Islands Cops Commissioner David Lansley said local police patrols had revealed that several individuals were assumed dead, though the reviews were still being confirmed.

"Sadly, we believe some people have lost their lives," he said. "At the moment we potentially know of four, but there may of course be more."

One of the people presumed dead was fishing in a dugout canoe when the first wave hit, sweeping him out to sea, Herming said. Officials were searching for his body. Another woman was believed to have drowned when the water rushed into her village, Herming said.

Four villages on Santa Cruz were impacted by the waves, with two facing severe damage, Lansley said. Other areas of the Solomons did not appear to have been seriously affected.

Disaster officials were struggling to reach the remote area after the tsunami flooded the airstrip at the nearest airport and left it littered with debris.

The tsunami formed after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Lata, on Santa Cruz in Temotu province, the easternmost province of the Solomons, about a 3-hour flight from the capital, Honiara. Temotu has a population of around 30,000 people.