[Updated at 11:43 a.m. ET] A magnitude-7.0 earthquake occurred at 10:26 a.m. ET in the vicinity of the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean, at a depth of 27 kilometers (16.8 miles), 25 kilometers (15 miles) south-southeast

Another very strong aftershock has hit off Solomon Islands overnight – just hours after a strong aftershock sent villagers running for higher ground – making two of the strongest in a series of significant aftershocks to rattle the region in the past

Strong aftershock disrupts Solomon Islands aid efforts. Auckland – A 6.6-magnitude aftershock has forced an aid flight to turn back on its way to Lata in the Solomon Islands, local news reported.

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami up to 1.5 metres (5ft) high that damaged dozens of homes and left several people missing, presumed dead. Authorities cancelled tsunami warnings on more distant coasts in the Pacific.

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami up to 1.5 metres (5ft) high that damaged dozens of homes and left several people missing, presumed dead. Authorities cancelled tsunami warnings on more distant coasts in the Pacific.