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Quake measuring 6.9 magnitude sparks brief tsunami warning for Solomons| Reuters

Jul 18, 2015    

SYDNEY An undersea earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Saturday, prompting a short-lived tsunami warning for the area.The quake, initially recorded at 7.5 but later downgraded, struck at a depth of 33 km (20 miles) near the Solomon's Santa Cruz islands, said the U.S. Geological Survey.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a warning, saying "hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km (186 miles) of the epicenter along the coasts of the Solomon Islands". But 30 minutes later...

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