Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.9 Magnitude Quake Hits South Pacific

A tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific Thursday, 130 miles from Tonga and 300 miles from Fiji, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for neighboring islands, but it was not immediately known if a tsunami had been generated.It also advises that some coastal areas of Hawaii could see a rise in sea level and strong currents lasting up to several hours."An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami," Reuters quotes the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.The quake reportedly had a depth of of 6.2 miles.
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