A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, Reuters reported.
A tsunami warning was issued for the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and surrounding areas, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. A tsunami watch was in effect for Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Guam and nearby areas.
Originally registering as magnitude 8.3, the quake was 60 miles south of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands at a depth of 18 miles, according to USGS.
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