Report – By the PMC news desk
Villagers in Western Province of the Solomon Island fled to higher grounds after a 7.3 magnitude undersea earthquake struck 74 km south-west of Arawa, Bougainville.
The quake struck at 6.50pm, and was strongly felt by most islands in the Western Province. The US Geological Survey reported a 7.6 magnitude quake was centred 100 km south of Kira Kira on the island of Makira at a depth of 29 km.
A tsunami warning for New Zealand was cancelled today following a downgrade of the severity of the quake. Read more »