Menu
Home

Disasters

Tsunami warning canceled for Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia after 7.2 quake

HONOLULU (AP) — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii has canceled a tsunami warning it had issued for Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.

The cancellation came Thursday a little more than an hour after the warning was issued after a 7.2 earthquake struck Vanuatu.

The center says sea level readings didn't show any tsunami signals.

If a tsunami were generated, the center says it doesn't pose a threat to any areas outside the region.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

HONOLULU (AP) — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu has issued a tsunami warning for Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.

The warning was issued Thursday morning, Hawaii time, following an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3.

It was centered in Vanuatu, about 133 north-northwest of Santo, or 1,290 miles northeast of Brisbane, Australia.

The warning center says it's not known if a tsunami was generated

However, it says a quake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines in the region within minutes to hours.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.23% dw 4.25%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.23% up 3.21%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.50% dw 4.54%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.45% dw 3.56%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.69% up 3.55%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.36% up 4.35%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.08% up 5.06%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.51% up 4.50%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.51% up 4.50%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.93% up 2.92%  
36 M Used Graph 3.47% up 3.44%  
48 M New Graph 3.21% up 3.18%  
48 M Used Graph 2.98% up 2.92%  
60 M New Graph 3.23% up 3.18%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.34% up 0.33%  
1 yr Graph 0.66% up 0.65%  
5 yr Graph 1.34% -- 1.34%