Patients at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara have to be evacuated to the Forum Fisheries Agency headquarter at Kola Ridge following the tsunami warning yesterday morning.
The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has reported no casualties or damages from the magnitude 7.6 quake and tsunami that struck the coastal villages of mainland Makira and islands on Sunday morning.
The undersea earthquake followed by a tsunami had forced thousands of people in many parts of the country living in the coastal areas to flee from their homes and into the higher grounds.
As of last night NEOC reported that they have not yet received any reports of damages or casualties.
An aerial flight to Makira yesterday afternoon has spotted no signs of inundation or damages caused by the quake and tsunami along coasts of Makira and its outlying islands of Santa Ana, Santa Catalina, Three Sisters and Ugi.
An officer of NEOC said the aerial flight yesterday charted by the Australian High Commission on the request from NDMO has spotted no damages.
Four representatives from the NDMO office with three officers from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia were on board the chartered twin otter.
A statement from the Australian High commission said Australia will continue working closely with the Solomon Islands Government to assess the impact of the earthquake and tsunami, while continuing help with the ongoing recovery from the recent floods.
According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination Systems (GDACS)it has calculated that the 7.6 earth quake that struck 108 kilometres south-south east of Makira could generate maximum tsunami wave heights up to 3.2 meters.
Some of the coastal locations expecting the 3.2m waves are Na’ana, Mwaniwowo, Mwarairaru, Maniborkosi, Nasuragena, Funakumwa, Tawarogha, Geta, Star Harbour, Mami, Fageifa, Ragapu and Ghupuna.
Meanwhile Solomon Star has received reports of unconfirmed damages to some homes in eastern parts of Makira caused by the quake.
While a man from Temotu collapsed to his death after he got a shock to the quake and tsunami threat in Makira.
By Daniel Namosuaia