World Health Organization Western Pacific Region

Preventing disease outbreaks after the tsunami in Solomon Islands

Santa Cruz after the tsunami in 2013.
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On 6 February 2013, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean. Early warning systems sounded across the Pacific and Santa Cruz was hit by waves as high as three metres. The tsunami left destruction in its wake, toppling houses and wiping out villages.

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