Breaking News

Tsunami Strikes Solomon Islands Following Earthquake
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Early Wednesday, an earthquake off of the Solomon Islands triggered a five-foot high tsunami that damaged scores of homes, according to The Associated Press. Officials from the islands said that two waves measuring 4-feet, 11-inches, hit the western side of Santa Cruz Island. Close to 50 homes and properties were damaged, according to George Herming, a spokesman for the prime minister.

The tsunami was the result of an 8.0-magnitude earthquake that struck close to Lata on Santa Cruz in the province of Temotu. The area is home to some 30,000 people. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, a tsunami was spotted in Lata wharf of roughly three feet in height. Then, a 4-foot, 3-inch tsunami was seen in Vanuatu.

  
What
Where


“People are still standing on the hills outside of Honiara just looking out over the water, trying to observe if there is a wave coming in,” said Herming during the early parts of the warnings.

An employee for the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corp. in Honiara, Atenia Tahu, said, “People around the coast and in the capital are ringing in and trying to get information from us and the National Disaster Office and are slowly moving up to higher ground. But panic? No, no, no, people are not panicking.”

Solomon Islands Police Commissioner John Lansley said that it is believed multiple people died as a result of the tsunamis.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“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.”





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney with portable business

USA-VA-McLean

McLean office is seeking an immigration attorney with $500,000+ in portable business.

Apply Now

Employment Attorney with 3+ years of wage and hour litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks employment attorney with 3+ years of experience in wage and h...

Apply Now

Commercial Litigation Attorney with some experience

USA-NJ-Marlton

Marlton office of our client seeks commercial litigation attorney with experience. A prior judicial ...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Corporate / Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH

USA-NH-Lebanon

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate / commercial attorney to join its Lebanon o...

Apply now

Business Law Junior Associate | Burlington, VT

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin seeks associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience to join its Commercial an...

Apply now

Business Law Associate | Burlington

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin is seeking an attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience to join its very busy pr...

Apply now

Trademark & Business Law Associate | Burlington, Vermont

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (DRM) is seeking an Associate attorney with 1-3 years of trademark and tra...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top