Tsunami warning issued for Solomon Islands following another earthquake

Media Releases article written on the 13 Apr 2014

A tsunami warning has been issued for the Solomon Islands following an earthquake in Makira this morning.

It is possible the 7.8 magnitude earthquake could generate a tsunami which may reach coastlines across the Pacific, including the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.

The greatest impact is expected in the Solomon Islands, which is still recovering from the devastation caused by flash flooding and heavy rains which began on 3 April 2014.

Oxfam is currently working in the region to deliver humanitarian assistance to those affected by the recent flooding, and is now standing by to determine whether this assistance will need to be extended to other parts of the country as a result of today’s earthquake.