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#Tsunami warning: Solomons 7.7 quake prompts alert

A warning of “widespread, hazardous” tsunami waves has been issued after a huge earthquake off the Solomon Islands.
Parts of the coasts of the Solomons, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tuvalu and Kosrae could be affected within hours, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says.

The earthquake, assessed as being of 7.7 magnitude, occurred about 70km (43 miles) off the Solomons.

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