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海嘯侵襲索羅門群島

2007年04月05日
摘譯自2007年4月2日ENS索羅門群島,荷尼阿拉報導;謝芳怡編譯;蔡麗伶審校

船隻被海嘯捲到街上(Photo courtesy Tutuvatu)2日早上在太平洋島鏈西部島嶼發生規模8.1強震,引發海嘯,造成索羅門群島至少20人喪生。此次地震發生在索羅門群島時間白天7點39分,對於新喬治亞群島的吉佐市造成極大的損害。

經測量後,地震震央在索羅門群島首都荷尼阿拉市西北西345公里的瓜達卡納爾省,深度約10公里。

索羅門群島紅十字會通報,該省首都吉佐市約有2,000人,即10%的人口現在無家可歸,約有500棟民房已受損或毀壞。來自其他群島的初步報導也指出相似或更為嚴重的損害程度。

位於檀香山的太平洋海嘯警報中心向太平洋上的群島發出海嘯警報,包括澳洲、巴布亞紐幾內亞和印尼。地震也對地處索羅門西的巴布亞紐幾內亞造成損害,所幸無人傷亡。另外,警報中心也對紐西蘭、菲律賓、美屬薩摩亞、關島和斐濟發出海嘯警報。

Tsunami Claims 20 Lives in Solomon Islands
HONIARA, Solomon Islands, April 2, 2007 (ENS)

海嘯侵襲前的吉佐海灘(Photo courtesy Dive Gizo)At least 20 people are dead in the Solomon Islands today after a giant earthquake of magnitude 8.1 shook the western part of the Pacific island chain this morning, triggering a tsunami.

The quake took place at 7:39 am Solomon Islands time, causing major damage to the resort town of Gizo, in the New Georgia Islands archipelago.

The quakes were measured at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) at a distance of 345 kilometers (215 miles) west northwest of the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara on the island of Guadalcanal.

The Solomon Islands Red Cross reports that around 2,000 people, or 10 percent of the population, in the provincial capital of Gizo, are now homeless, while some 500 houses may have been damaged or destroyed. Preliminary reports from other islands suggest similar or worse levels of damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu issued a tsunami warning for much of the Pacific, including Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. There have been reports of damage in Papua New Guinea to the west of the Solomons but no loss of life.

A tsunami watch was issued for New Zealand, the Philippines, American Samoa, Guam and Fiji.

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蔡麗伶(LiLing Barricman)

In my healing journey and learning to attain the breath awareness, I become aware of the reality that all the creatures of the world are breathing the same breath. Take action, here and now. From my physical being to the every corner of this out of balance's planet.