Tsunami warning after 7.0-magnitude earthquake near Solomon Islands

Shallow quake hits near Malango in the Solomon Islands, triggering a hazardous waves warning for the country’s coastline

A tsunami warning has been issued after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck just off the coast of Solomon islands on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The US tsunami warning system said waves between 30cm and one metre could hit Solomon Islands, with waves of up to 30cm possible for Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

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