Solomon Islands: Earthquake and Tsunami Situation Report No. 1 (as of 6 February 2013)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 06 Feb 2013


  • 8.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province in the Solomon Islands
  • Tsunami Watch and Tsunami Warning issued for a number of Pacific Island Countries
  • Initial reports of a 0.9 to 1.0 meter wave affecting parts of Temotu Province
  • Four people are reported dead and two are reported as missing
  • Initial information suggests that the tsunami wave travelled 500 meters inland and flattened many traditional houses
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