Solomon Islands Earthquakes Magnitude 6.5 & 7.2 No Tsunami Threat
The Solomon Islands archipelago was hit by two earthquakes within an hour apart. The first earthquake had a 6.5 magnitude, and the second one had a 7.2 magnitude. Warnings for local tsunami were issued, but there is no global threat.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology website, there is no tsunami threat to the Australian coastline. Solomon Islands archipelago are about 2,500 km east of Australia. Multiple strong earthquakes struck the same region back in October.
The quake hit at 9:36 a.m. local time about 103 kilometers (64 miles) south-southeast of Gizo, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake was 30.5 kilometers deep.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a 6.5-magnitude earthquake in the same area at 8:48 a.m. may cause local tsunamis that could be destructive along coasts within a few hundred kilometers of the epicenter.
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