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In the South Pacific are waiting for the tsunami

May 6 2009
07:01

Last night in south-western Pacific Ocean, a series of aftershocks. The epicenter of the seismic shock, whose magnitude was 5.7 on the Richter scale, was located under the island of New Britain - the main in the Bismarck Archipelago; itself is an archipelago located east of the island of Papua - New Guinea and is part of Oceania.

The earthquake at the depth of 116 kilometers, reported in the Australian National Seismological Service. Scientists have not ruled out the emergence in the neighboring islands of giant waves - a tsunami, with up to date reports of casualties or damage were reported.

Recall that in the South Pacific located a vast underwater plateau at the edges of which run deep trough associated with belts of volcanic islands.

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