Solomon Islands Earthquake: 8.0 Magnitude Tremor Felt, Tsunami Warning Issued

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was followed by a 6.4-magnitude aftershock in the South Pacific, according to a USGS report.

Sea level readings reportedly indicate that a tsunami formed after the quake, and that it may be destructive near the temblor’s epicenter. A tsunami warning has been issued for the South Pacific Islands by the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center, Reuters reports.

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Solomon Islands Earthquake: 8.0 Magnitude Tremor Felt, Tsunami Warning Issued

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