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Strong undersea earthquake strikes near Solomon Islands. Magnitude 7.0 followed by a 5.1

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Date
November 19, 2015 – 7:24AM

Image showing epicentre of Solomon Islands earthquake.Image showing epicentre of Solomon Islands earthquake. Photo: USGS

A strong undersea earthquake has struck off the coast near the Solomon Islands, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The bureau initially reported that an earthquake of 7.1 had occurred at 5.31am ADET, which would be classified as a major earthquake, but the intensity was later reported as 6.8, which is considered strong.

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Current date and time is: Nov 19, 2015 08:13 UTC

No Tsunami Warnings, Advisories or Watches are in effect
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