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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tsunami Lata Wharf 3feet

Tsunami LATA WHARF 3feet 18min after earthquake.

All this shows how powerful a metre (or a half) of tsunami wave can be.
ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=1&id=pacific.TSUPAC.2013.02.06.0347

News reports say 5 are dead and a hundred houses destroyed.
Radio NZ reports that a surge wave affected three or four villages. Luke Taula, a fisheries officer in Lata, told the ABC the tsunami arrived in small tidal surges rather than as one large wave.
"We have small waves come in, then go out again, then come back in. The waves reached the airport terminal," he said. He said the worst damage would be to villages on the western side of a point that protects the main township.
radionz.co.nz/news/world/127416/

The coast affected includes the airport in this picture:
The village of Nela, see William Membuta, our thoughts go to you, your family and village at this time.

Watching on YouTube
No mention in any news reports that the local hospital in Lata already has too few doctors.
Few mentions of damage to Lata airport or the extent of that damage. The coast to the west of the airport would also have houses damaged if the airport had problems. The main town of Lata is up a hill, the harbour is on the other side from the brunt of the tsunami and recorded .9M rise.

youtube.com/results?search_query=tsunami+solomon+islands&oq=tsunami

Note: this YouTube video is a fake:
youtu.be/_oBr7fOT_pk
Definite tsumani wave but I am calling it a fake. Way too much infrastructure for Lata on Ndendo in Temotu province, Solomon Islands. No reports of it hitting anywhere with a coastline like this.

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