The USGS reports a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands at a depth of 18.2 miles. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, tsunami watches were issued for areas near the quake.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has canceled all tsunami warnings.
Previously, tsunami warnings were issued for:
NOW: Tsunami Warning:
Papua New Guinea
— ABC News (@ABC) April 12, 2014
Hawaii and the U.S. west coast were not expecting a tsunami according to the National Weather Service.
Tsunami Info Stmt 2: M7.6 near the Solomon Islands
1315PDT Apr 12: Tsunami NOT expected; US west coast,BC,and AK
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) April 12, 2014
BuzzFeed tweeted a map of possible tsunami wave travel paths and times.
MAP of possible tsunami wave travel times after powerful earthquake off Solomon Islands pic.twitter.com/g1EKBKo70a
— BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeedStorm) April 12, 2014
More from the Associated Press.
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