A second large quake has hit the Solomon Islands overnight
but no tsunami warning has been issued for New Zealand.
A potential tsunami threat advisory was issued shortly after
the magnitude 7.4 quake struck at a depth of 20km at 12.36am.
However, the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency
Management (CDEM) cancelled the advisory a short time later,
saying it was unlikely there was a tsunami threat to New
The quake came after a magnitude 8.3 quake struck the Solomon
Islands yesterday, prompting a tsunami warning for New
Zealand which was also cancelled.
However, CDEM has urged caution due to potentially strong and
unpredictable currents around coastal areas of New Zealand,
including the northwest of the North Island and the west
coast of the South Island.