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A tsunami warning has been issued for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, and Nauru after an 8.0. magnitude earthquake struck 70km off the Solomon Islands, according to USGS.

"Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible," stated the warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The center called on the government agencies responsible for dealing with emergency situations to "take action to inform and instruct any coastal populations at risk in accordance with their own evaluation."