A tsunami warning has been issued after a strong, 7.5-magnitude quake hit near the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific for the second time in hours. It follows a 7.6-quake that rocked the region overnight.
A shallow 7.7 magnitude earthquake, which was then revised down to 7.5, centered about 114 kilometers south of Kirakira, Solomon Islands and 20 kilometers deep shook the area, the US Geological Survey reported.
A tsunami warning has been issued for Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The previous quake estimated at 7.6 hit the region overnight. It struck 100 kilometers south-east of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, at a depth of almost 30 kilometers. A tsunami warning was initiated, however it lasted only for a few hours.
2014-04-13 12:36:18 UTC
2014-04-13 23:36:18 UTC+11:00 at epicenter
11.451°S 162.069°E depth=35.0km (21.7mi)
111km (69mi) S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
321km (199mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
713km (443mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
922km (573mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
967km (601mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu