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Strong Quake Hits Solomon Islands


The earthquake struck at about 3:47 p.m. local time and was centered about 89 kilometers 55 miles south-southeast of Lata, the provincial capital of Temotu Province on Nendo island, which is part of the Santa Cruz Islands in the Solomon Islands. It struck about 64.7 kilometers 40.2 miles deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey USGS.It is understood an assessment will be made today, although officials say there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

via Strong Quake Hits Solomon Islands – Solomon Times Online.

Teachers train to respond when disaster strikes


Twenty Teachers from kindergartens around Efate spent a whole week learning what to do if there is a tsunami, earthquake, flood or cyclone.

Unlike the past experiences in which teachers initially think of them and tend to forget children during hazardous events, the training called ‘Disaster Risk Management for Early Childhood Education’ (DRM/ECE) was funded and conducted by Caritas Solomon to teach these early childhood teachers the right response during disasters in the future.

via Teachers train to respond when disaster strikes | Vanuatu Daily Post.

No tsunami generated from morning’s Tonga quake


No tsunami was generated from a 6.5 earthquake in the Tonga region today ( Saturday in American Samoa), according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawai’i, that issued an information-only bulletin.

via No tsunami generated from morning’s Tonga quake | Samoa News.