Tsunami warning issued for Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia after 7.2 quakeBy AP
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tsunami warning issued for Western Pacific
HONOLULU — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu has issued a tsunami warning for Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.
The warning was issued Thursday morning, Hawaii time, following an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3.
It was centered in Vanuatu, about 133 north-northwest of Santo, or 1,290 miles northeast of Brisbane, Australia.
The warning center says it’s not known if a tsunami was generated
However, it says a quake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines in the region within minutes to hours.
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