Magnitude 8 Earthquake in the Solomon Islands

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It wasn't the great earthquake in Japan, but the epicenter did land in a region that was identified as a high probablity location. Tsunami warning has been issued.  Figures (screenshots) below.  More details later. Probability of an M>8 in the blue polygon in Figure 1 was estimated as 6.2% within 3 years.  Reasonably high, but not nearly as high as Japan.

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