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7.7 magnitude earthquake jolts Solomon Islands, tsunami alert issued in South Pacific

Widespread Damaging Tsunamis Were Possible Following The Quake, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Said. The Earthquake Hit 70 Kilometers From The Island Of Makira.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 09 Dec 2016, 12:00:08 AM
7.7 magnitude earthquake jolts Solomon Islands, tsunami alert issued in South Pacific

New Delhi:

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake has hit off the Solomon Islands at 6.38am(NZT). The quake has put the nations in the South Pacific on alert for tsunami waves.

Widespread damaging tsunamis were possible following the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The earthquake hit 70 kilometers from the island of Makira.

“Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within the next three hours along some coasts of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tuvalu and Kosrae,” the centre said.

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First Published : 08 Dec 2016, 11:53:00 PM

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