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Solomon Islands tsunami warning cancelled

A tsunami warning triggered by a powerful earthquake near the Solomon Islands has been cancelled, according to U.S. government agencies.

The quake was centred 100 km (60 miles) south of Kira Kira on the island of Makira, and had a magnitude of 7.6.

There were no immediate reports of damage, and only very small tsunami wave activity - just a couple of centimetres - had been measured.

Tsunami warning as quake strikes near Solomon Islands

A tsunami warning has been issued for Solomon Islands region in the Pacific Ocean after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the islands.

Solomon Islands Credit: Google Maps

A tsunami warning was issued for the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and surrounding areas, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. A tsunami watch was in effect for Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Guam and nearby areas.


Japan tsunami warnings lifted after large earthquake

Tsunami warnings have been lifted after a 7.3 magnitude quake struck 250 kilometres off the eastern coast of Japan.

Tremors were felt as far away as Tokyo, but fears for the Miyagi region, the area which was devastated by a massive magnitude 9 earthquake last year, were unfounded as a one metre wave failed to cause any major damage.

ITV News Correspondent Tim Ewart reports:


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