2016-12-08: A 7.7 M magnitude earthquake struck the 63km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands region in a depth of 48.66 km. There is a high probability that a widespread tsunami has been triggered. Tsunamis of this kind can cause destruction up to thousand kilometres away from its epicentre.
Maybe affected: Solomon Is., Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia
Caution: Multiple tsunami waves could hit the coast hours after the earthquake.
Tsunami Warning Signs: Noticeable quakes, unusual rise or fall in sea level, local media warnings (sirens, light signals, radio, TV, text messages).
Suggested measures in case of signs of a tsunami:
Travellers should immediately leave the coastline.
Travellers should move inland and/or to higher ground (e.g. hills or mountains).
River mouths should be avoided.
It is advised to always follow warnings and instructions of the local authorities.
Higher ground should only be left after an official all-clear signal.
This event will be further monitored. Further information may follow.
A3M / USGS
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