7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Solomon islands
A tsunami warning has been issued after a strong, 7.5-magnitude quake hit near the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific for the second time in hours. It follows a 7.6-quake that rocked the region overnight.
The shallow earthquake, originally registered at 7.7 magnitude, but later revised down to 7.5, was centered about 114 kilometers south of Kirakira in the Solomon Islands, at a depth of 20 kilometers, the US Geological Survey reported.
An aftershock quake of 5.7 magnitude
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