Aftershocks hamper relief in tsunami-hit Solomons

February 7, 2013 • World News

After the house was swept away by a Tsunami, the foundations mark the spot where a home used to be, seen Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013, following a Tsunami at Lata, Temotu province, Solomon Islands. The damage seen is part a survey by the assessment crew of the aid organisation World Vision. Solomon Islands authorities say at least four people are missing and presumed dead after an earthquake triggered a tsunami. Waves of up to 5 feet hit the western side of Santa Cruz Island and damaged up to 80 properties. Dozens of aftershocks have followed. Other tsunami warnings are canceled. (AP Photo / World Vision)

SYDNEY (AP) — A strong aftershock rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South Pacific nation’s prime minister to forgo a visit to the stricken area where nine deaths have been confirmed.

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