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Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 earthquake rocks the South Pacific

February 05, 2013 - 5:49 PM

SYDNEY - A tsunami alert has been issued after a strong earthquake in the South Pacific.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 8.0-magnitude quake struck Wednesday 81 kilometres west of Lata, in the Solomon Islands, at a depth of 5.8 kilometres.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says the tsunami warning is in effect for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna.

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