Earthquake near Solomon Islands 'doesn't risk tsunami'

A tsunami warning for the Solomon Islands region in the Pacific Ocean has been cancelled despite a magnitude 7.6 earthquake striking near the islands.

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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.

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