Updated: 04/13/2014 05:12 | By Agence France-Presse

Powerful 7.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early Sunday, US officials said, while the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission put out a tsunami warning for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea.


Powerful 7.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

A small island is raised out of the water surrounded by its coral reef after a 8.0 magnitude earthquake, on April 7, 2007 - by William West

The US Geological Survey said the quake was measured at a depth of around 29 kilometres (18 miles) and was about 300 kilometres from Solomon Islands' capital Honiara.

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