Magnitude 7 earthquake recorded near Solomon Islands, tsunami warning

A magnitude 7 earthquake was recorded a few kilometers from the Solomon Islands archipelago, the American Institute of Geological Studies (USGS) said on Tuesday.

In the aftermath of an earthquake in Indonesia, a new tremor was recorded on Tuesday in Oceania, near the Solomon Islands. A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, according to the USGS, with witnesses speaking of tremors that tossed televisions and other objects to the ground.

A tsunami warning was issued about 300 km from the earthquake’s epicenter, located 55 km from Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, according to the United States Institute of Geological Studies (USGS) and the Tsunami Warning Center of the Pacific.

On the other hand, “there is no threat of a tsunami for Australia”, said a few minutes later in a bulletin the meteorological service of Australia (BOM).

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