UPDATE: Small tsunami hits Solomons

SYDNEY (AP) - Disaster teams are struggling to reach four villages in the Solomon Islands that were hit by a tsunami today.

A powerful earthquake generated waves of up to 5 feet, damaging dozens of homes in the South Pacific island chain.

The prime minister's office says many villagers had headed to higher ground as a precaution after the 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Santa Cruz Island. Police say several people are believed to have been killed.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 189972381 - wkyt.com/a?a=189972381