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A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck about 160 miles from the Santa Cruz Islands in the South Pacific, the USGS reports.

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A 7.8-magnitude earthquake near the Solomon Islands has prompted a tsunami warning in the Pacific.

(CNN) — An major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Thursday morning near the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an expanding regional tsunami warning and watch for parts of the Pacific near the earthquake’s epicenter, which was in the ocean about 160 miles (260 km) south of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, in the Solomons’ Temotu Province.

The center also issued a tsunami advisory, meaning the possibility of a tsunami exists, for Hawaii and said further evaluation of the event could see the threat alert elevated.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 hit near Vanuatu and the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific early Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, sparking a tsunami warning and watch for much of the region.

The quake came shortly on the heels of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck near the Philippines.

An expanding regional tsunami warning and watch for parts of the Pacific was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries in the Philippines or the Santa Cruz Islands.


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The planet is getting angry. I blame Obama for this too.

Strong earthquake hits near Philippines

(AP) – 2 hours ago

WASHINGTON — A strong earthquake struck south of the Philippines on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 and was located in the Celebes Sea, 175 miles southeast of Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, and 730 miles south of Manila. The quake hit at 5:41 p.m. EDT, or 5:41 a.m. Thursday local time.

USGS did not report any damages or injuries.

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