Monday, April 02, 2007

Earthquake and Tsunami in Solomon Islands

Last night (or this morning in the Solomon Islands) there was a magnitude 8 earthquake off the coast of the Solomon Islands. The earthquake triggered a tsunami. The USGS is the official source for earthquake information and they have a web site for this earthquake. On this page you can find links to maps, basic information on the earthquake and summary of the event. All the tsunami advisories have expired for this quake, but if you want to the various tsunami advisories, they are on the Pacific Tsunami Warning center web site.

Want to read more about this? Check out the Associated Press story on the Washington Post web site, "Solomon Islands hit by Post-Quake Tsunami."

Want to know the links to other government organizations involved in emergencies, conflicts and disasters? Check out the library's guide.

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