Earthquake Strikes Off Solomon Islands, Tsunami Expected

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 7.7, has struck off the Pacific island nation of the Solomon Islands, with a tsunami expected in the coming hours.

A warning of “widespread, hazardous” tsunami waves has been issued after a huge earthquake off the Solomon Islands.

Parts of the coasts of the Solomons, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tuvalu and Kosrae could be affected within hours, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says.

The earthquake, assessed as being of 7.7 magnitude, occurred about 70km (43 miles) off the Solomons.

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