Tsunami center cancels alerts after Solomon Islands quake

By REUTERS
February 6, 2013 06:11




SYDNEY - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled tsunami warnings and watches covering large areas of the South Pacific on Wednesday after a strong earthquake near the Solomon Islands.

A small tsunami was generated near the epicenter of the 8.0 magnitude quake, the center reported earlier.

"No tsunami threat exists for other coastal areas although some may experience small sea level changes," it said.

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