WASHINGTON:

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck has off the coast of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, triggering a tsunami warning in the area. Initially reported as magnitude 7.7, the quake was shallow, only 12.4 miles (35 km) below the seabed, and centred 73 miles (113 km) south of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands.

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