A massive earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale has struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands. This large of a quake is classified as a major event and can cause damage to buildings that may collapse.
With a quake of such magnitude, the effects may be felt up to 155 miles away from the epicenter. The epicenter has been identified in the Solomon Sea, 58km (36 miles) southwest of Honiaram, Solomon Islands.
With a depth reported by Volcano Discovery of up to 10km (6.2 miles), severe shaking was experienced at the epicenter. Following the tremor, US Tsunami Warning System has warned of a potential tsunami threat at the Solomon Islands. (SOURCE)