Palm Sunday services at some of the main churches in the city were disrupted after their congregation fled to higher grounds for safety when the tsunami warning was aired.
Reports reaching the paper said congregations of some of the main churches in the city ran out of the early morning service to the nearby hills following the tsunami warning which came through the radio.
Many have been seen running up the Kola ridge, Skyline, Vavaya ridge, Lengakiki and Ngossi hills.
Some even nearly injured themselves and hit by running vehicles as they ran across the road for their lives towards the hills, it was reported.
It was reported congregations at All Saints church, Wesley United, Honiara Central church and Holy Cross among others have to vacate their members following the warning.
It has forced many people to remain at home despite yesterday being one of the most significant Sunday’s in the Christian historical calendar.
Along the hills many residents fled their homes to higher ground when they heard the tsunami warning on radio.
Patients at the NRH hospital too were forced to evacuate to the FFA centre.
Reports from most of the provincial centres said most people have fled for the hills with whatever they can carry in fear of a tsunami strike.
There have been unusual waves which affected some parts of the provinces.
In Kirakira the capital of Makira, reports said all residents have escaped to the hills. Even the sick patients at the Kirakira hospital were evacuated to higher ground.
A police officer spoken to said all residents have moved uphill for safety after the 7.6 quake which struck near Kira Kira.
The officer said they have travelled around town and nearby villages to tell them move up to the hills as a tsunami warning was issued.
However he said no damages or any sign of big waves were seen in Kirakira.
Students and staff of Pamua and Waimapuru secondary schools in Makira were also reported to run uphill for their safety.
Whilst students are running away for their safety, some opportunists have gone and stole from students in Pamua.
A student of Pamua school reported that when they came back to their dormitories, they realised that many for their valuable belongings were missing.
Meanwhile life in Honiara is back to normal after the tsunami warning was cancelled two hours later.
By Daniel Namosuaia