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No tsunami alert after earthquake near Solomon Islands

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:21 a.m. HST, Jul 05, 2013

No tsunami warnings were issued after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea Thursday.

The earthquake hit at about 5:16 p.m. local time (7:16 a.m. Hawaii time) at a depth of about 44 miles.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was centered 57 miles south of Arawa, Papua New Guinea and 336 miles west-northwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands.

The USGS issued a green alert, meaning there is a low likelihood of fatalities or serous damage from the earthquake.

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nitpikker wrote:
i strongly feel that they should stop issuing these alerts if no tsunamis are generated. like "the boy who cried wolf", people are soon going to disregard these alerts!
on July 4,2013 | 10:56AM
alohabrina wrote:
If you report these earthquakes. Get It Right. It was closer to New Guinea than SOlomon Islands. Is anybody double checking the facts??
on July 4,2013 | 01:33PM
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