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Earthquake and Tsunami Strike in April 2013

In early February 2013, an earthquake and tsunami hit the Solomon Islands. The tsunami was triggered by an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude. The tsunami hit the eastern most province in the Solomon Islands, near the town Lata in Temotu, which has a population of 30,000. New Caledonia and Vanuatu were also hit, but the waves weren't as large.

Five villages were washed away and at least 100 homes were destroyed or damaged. Six people were killed and dozens more were missing.

See also Encyclopedia: Solomon Islands .
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Solomon Islands

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