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Feb 5, 2013 11:51 PM by Associated Press

Tsunami generated by 8.0 quake in South Pacific

SYDNEY (AP) - A tsunami of .9 meters (3 feet) has been measured in the Solomon Islands after a strong earthquake in the South Pacific.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami was measured in Lata in the easternmost Solomon Islands. The region hasn't reported any immediate damage.

The tsunami warning after the 8.0 earthquake was issued for the Solomons, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna. A tsunami watch is in effect for American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand and eastern Indonesi

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