A tsunami warning has been issued in the Pacific after an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 struck near Solomon Islands. According to Fox News on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, a tsunami alert was issued for several island nations in the South Pacific.
Sea level readings from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center indicate that a tsunami was generated by the quake and it could be destructive near the quake's epicenter. The quake struck 50 miles west of Lata at a depth of 3.6 miles reports the U.S. Geological Survey.
There’s no immediate damage reports, according to a police official in the city of Honiara, the capitol of Solomon. Police official, Josephine Mae, stated that there are no reports of signs of a tsunami witnessed by anyone in Honiara. She also reported that there was no shaking from the quake in the capitol city. The quake hit Wednesday for the nations under thw
The Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna are all under the tsunami warning. American Samoa, Australia, Eastern Indonesia and New Zealand are all under a tsunami watch at this time.