Big Earthquake Hits Pacific, Tsunami Warnings In Effect

Posted at 9:57 PM, Feb 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-05 21:57:37-05

PACIFIC OCEAN — A strong earthquake has hit the Pacific Ocean, resulting in many areas being placed under tsunami warnings.

Preliminary information is that an 8.0 magnitude quake struck the island of Santa Cruz in the western Pacific. It was confirmed, based on sea levels, that a tsunami was generated. For more information on the tsunami, visit

The picture above is from the island of Fiji, which is under a tsunami warning. For a live web cam of this beach, visit

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