Earthquake hits near Solomon Islands

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An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 has hit near the Solomon Islands, but there have been no reports of major damage or casualties.

The undersea quake was registered at a depth of 29km (18 miles), 100km (60 miles) south-east of Kira Kira.

A tsunami warning issued for the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia was later cancelled.

The Solomon islands suffered severe flash floods just over a week ago in which at least 16 people died.

Strong waves were reported after the earthquake struck at 07:14 on Sunday (20:14 GMT Saturday).

Dorothy Wickham, who lives in the capital Honiara, told the Agence France-Presse news agency that people had been warned to stay away from low-lying areas, as high seas battered the coast.

But no injuries or structural damage have been reported.

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