*** TSUNAMI WARNING / SOUTH PACIFIC ***
8M EARTHQUAKE SANTA CRUZ ( or SOLOMON) ISLANDS
An 8.0 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A tsunami warning has been issued for the South Pacific Islands by the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center, Reuters reports.
The quake was followed by a 6.4-magnitude aftershock in the South Pacific, according to a USGS report.
06 Feb 2013 01:49 UTC
Message Num: 2
Message Text: click to read
Message Type: Expanding Regional Tsunami Warning Supplement
Warning: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna, Marshall Islands, Howland and Baker, Pohnpei, Tokelau A Tsunami Watch is in Effect For Samoa, Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, American Samoa, Tonga, Australia, Niue, Cook Islands, Indonesia, Wake Island, Chuuk, Jarvis Island, Guam, Northern Marianas, Palmyra Island, Yap, Johnston Island, Minamitorishima, Belau, Midway Island
8.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS 2013-02-06 01:12:23 10.752°S 165.089°E 5.8
2013-02-06 01:12:23 UTC
2013-02-05 17:12:23 UTC-08:00 system time
10.752°S 165.089°E depth=5.8km (3.6mi)