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Pacific Tsunami Leads Warnings to be Issued

Both CNN and CBS are reporitng on an earthquake that resulted in a tsunami wave in the Pacific Ocean Sunday. Two back to back earthquakes occured near the Solomon Islands, the first measuring a magnitude of 8.0, the second 6.7.

According to the articles, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a Fixed Regional Tsunami Warning including Papua New Guinea and several other islands in the region. Hawaii is under an advisory, but not a warning.

The CNN article has no information regarding the effects of the tsunami where the wave has hit, but the CBS article, by the Associated Press, says that officals had been urging residents to move to higher ground in the Solomon Islands, but communications with police and other officials were lost after the tsunami hit.


The articles can be fount at:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/04/01/quake.tsunami/index.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/04/01/world/main2635712.shtml