Science & Technology

Death Toll From Pacific Earthquake/Tsunami Up to 9

4,500 people displaced, 700 homes damaged or destroyed


At least nine people were dead and many missing in the Solomon Islands after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake and tsunami, a news report said Thursday.

At least 4,500 people were displaced and around 700 houses damaged or destroyed when the quake and tsunami hit on Wednesday, Television New Zealand said.