Monday, 2 April 2007

Solomon Islands tsunami...

At least 13 people have been killed by a tsunami which hit the Solomon Islands last night, and the death toll is expected to increase. The earthquake that caused the tsunami measured 8.0 on the Richter Scale and struck about 215 miles northwest of Honiara - the capital of the Solomon Islands.The Australian government and RAMSI (Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands) are providing help and emergency supplies, but some of the islands are very remote and so it is difficult to assess the extent of the damage.

Clicking on the map will take you to the BBC coverage of the tsunami.

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