To the southeast of the Solomon Islands was recorded earthquake of magnitude 8.0 and depth of the epicenter 28.7 km. After the main episode was followed by two more strong aftershocks of magnitude 6.4 and 6.6. On the islands of Santa Cruz, was completely destroyed three villages. According to recent reports, killing five of the islanders.
The region was declared a tsunami warning, which eventually came true, wave height of 0.9 meters flooded island isolated settlements in the remote province of Temotu. By order of the leadership of the country all the 5000 residents in the zone of danger, were evacuated to the hills. Tsunami warning for other South-eastern island states, including Australia and New Zealand, the Pacific was later canceled.
This earthquake was the second strong earthquake shocks in the history of the islands along with an event April 21, 1977 (magnitude 8.1) and the strongest in the last 40 years. Earthquake 40 years ago occurred in 104 km from the port of Honiara. The current push opened another seismic point in 581 km south-east of the city and 340 kilometers east of Kira-Kira.
In 2007, after an earthquake of magnitude 8.1 points Pacific Solomon Islands faced with a terrible tsunami, which killed 50 people, dozens missing, 13 villages were destroyed.