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Fears for villages after major quake hits near Solomons


The quake struck at 11.07am AEDT on Wednesday at a depth of 28.7 kilometres, near the Santa Cruz Islands.

It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicentre and could also be a threat to more distant coasts

A tsunami measuring 91 centimetres in height was recorded at Lata Wharf in Santa Cruz, and an 11-centimetre wave was recorded in Luganville, Vanuatu.
An earlier tsunami alert was cancelled for countries including the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna.

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