January 18, 2018
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Magnitude 8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands, triggers tsunami warning


SYDNEY — A powerful earthquake measuring 8.0 magnitude has struck east of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The shallow quake was 3.6 miles deep and the epicentre was 347 kilometers east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands.

Australia was not at risk from a tsunami, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said. The quake, however, triggered a tsunami warning for South Pacific islands closer to the epicentre, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.

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