Tsunami Alert Issued After 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

A tsunami alert for coastal areas near the Solomon Islands has been issued after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the region.

The tremor struck around 75km west-north-west of the city of Lata at around 12:27pm today (AEST) at a shallow depth of 10km.

There is no word yet on damage or injuries.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued the warning for a 300km-radius from the epicentre.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no immediate tsunami threat to Australia.

 

Original Article:http://www.9news.com.au/world/2015/07/18/13/05/tsunami-alert-issued-after-7-5-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-solomon-islands

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