Earthquake Hits Solomon Island

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Reports say large earthquake hit Solomon Islands, shaking buildings and knocking out power in the capital, Honiara.

A tsunami warning was issued on Tuesday, and the prime minister’s office urged people to move to higher ground after the first quake.

The United States Geological Survey revealed that the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Malango region, about 55km west of the capital, at a depth of 15km.

It revised the size of the first tremor from an earlier magnitude of 7.3.

Written by: Helen Obih

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