Thursday, October 8, 2009

Earthquakes in the Pacific, but no tsunami

On the tsunami warning, issued after the previous night, four powerful earthquake hit the area of the Pacific Ocean, was withdrawn because it caused only a small wave.

Earthquakes between magnitude 7 and 7.8 degrees on the Richter scale hit the area between the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu archipelago, said U.S. Geological Survey.

After a warning issued by the Pacific warning center based in Hawaii, the population of coastal villages in the region began to leave the house and fled into the mountains, there are agencies

In New Caledonia schools in coastal areas were evacuated.

More than 170 people died last week when an earthquake caused a tsunami that hit Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.

In these countries the first was in effect "watch the tsunami," a lower level of alert of tsunami warnings, but later issued a warning.

Earthquake intensity by 6.7 degrees Richter scale struck the Philippines on Wednesday, but was not issued a warning on tsunami.

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