Massive Quake Strikes off Solomon Islands, Tsunami Warning Lifted

February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 08:32
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A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Wednesday, triggering a localized tsunami.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially issued a tsunami warning for several countries in the area, including Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

However, the center later canceled the alert after reassessing the relevant data, CNN informs.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The center of the quake was located near the Santa Cruz Islands.


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