Fiji Time: 2:24 PM on Thursday 2 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Tsunami warning

By TEVITA VUIBAU
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Update: 2:18PM THE Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, in collaboration with the Seismology Section of the Ministry of Lands, has issued a tsunami warning for all of Fiji this past hour.

The two agencies confirmed a potential tsunami was generated following a magnitude 8.0 earthquake near the Santa Cruz Islands in the Solomons at 1.12pm.

"A potential tsunami has confirmed being generated and tsunami warning is now issued for the whole Republic of the Fiji Islands, especially coastal low lying dwellers as we have only one hour left for the first wave to hit our shores," a Ministry of Information statement said.

People are also being advised to move to higher ground and take all necessary precaution. 





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Sir Timoci's life
  2. Police probe
  3. FEA to absorb costs
  4. Ryan sets target
  5. $1.7m in losses
  6. Saving the best for last
  7. If they were boys
  8. Hotelier expends support
  9. Opening hours boost service
  10. Wallabies back on track

Top Stories this Week

  1. Australia applauds Fiji Tuesday (30 Sep)
  2. PM: Work with me Monday (29 Sep)
  3. Police intervene Friday (26 Sep)
  4. Businessman wants answers Monday (29 Sep)
  5. A letter explained Friday (26 Sep)
  6. Rugby brawl Wednesday (01 Oct)
  7. FLP mourns death of party member Tuesday (30 Sep)
  8. Fiji only country to offer aid Wednesday (01 Oct)
  9. Police investigate Monday (29 Sep)
  10. Memorial for former teacher Tuesday (30 Sep)