Magnitude 7 earthquake hits Solomon Islands: Tsunami warning lifted

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The American Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) announced a while ago that it considers that the danger of seismic sea waves hitting the coasts of the Solomon Islands and areas up to 300 kilometers from the epicenter has now passed. of the magnitude 7 earthquake recorded earlier today.

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“It was a big” earthquake, Joey Nissa, who works at the reception at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara, told AFP, adding that “some objects inside the hotel fell. Everyone seems to be fine, but (there is) panic.”

A journalist of the agency located in the capital reported that the earthquake lasted about twenty seconds. Power was cut in some districts of the city and people rushed out of offices and homes to seek shelter at higher altitudes, according to the Athens News Agency.

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The US Geological Survey initially called the quake a magnitude 7.3, before downgrading the estimate. Its focal depth was 13 kilometers and was recorded at 13:03 (local time; 04:03 Greek time).


Source: News Beast

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