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A tsunami warning was canceled following a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Sunday morning near the Solomon Islands, officials said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Hawaii had issued a warning for the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu in the South Pacific, but later lifted it.


A map shows the epicenter of a magnitude-7.6 earthquake that struck near the Solomon Islands at 7:14 a.m. local time on Sunday. (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey)

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially estimated at a magnitude 8.3, occurred at a depth of about 29 kilometers (18 miles).

The USGS said it occurred about 60 miles south-southeast of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.