Tsunami warning cancelled after earthquake hits near Solomon Islands

Tsunami warning cancelled after earthquake hits near Solomon Islands
# 13 April 2014 03:19 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Solomon Islands at 20:15 GMT Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning that was later cancelled, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The epicenter of the quake was located 323 kilometers south- east of the Solomon Islands capital Honiara at a depth of 29.3 kilometers, USGS said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) cancelled its tsunami warning for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea after only very small tsunami wave activity had been measured at two reading stations near the epicentre.

The earthquake was originally registered as magnitude 8.3 but was later revised down to 7.6 by USGS. And previous tsunami watches for Fiji, Australia, Indonesia and nearby areas was cancelled after the revision.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology said there is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland or islands. There is also no tsunami threat to Hawaii according to the latest data.

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