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No Australia tsunami threat from Solomon quake

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 6 Feb 2013 01:57 GMT
Author: Reuters
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SYDNEY, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Australia was not at risk from a tsunami after a powerful earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said.

The quake with an initial magnitude of 8.0 had triggered a tsunami warning for South Pacific islands closer to the epicentre, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said earlier. (Reporting by Lincoln Feast; Editing by Ken Wills)

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