The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake had the following preliminary parameters:
Origin time – 0620 p.m. HST 25 Sep 2
017 or 0420 a.m. UTC 26 Sep 2017
Coordinates – 23.8 South 176.4 West
Location – south of the Fiji Islands
Magnitude – 6.5 Moment
Police have evacuated Tower Hill tube station amid reports of a ‘minor explosion’ in a train carriage, thought to have been caused by an overheated mobile phone charger. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
Officers have since confirmed that a flaming package seen in pictures posted online was in fact a faulty mobile phone charger.
Some of those on the platform at the time of the incident said they saw the charger “hissing and smoking” in the carriage.
The Monaro Voui volcano, located on the northern island of Ambae, has been simmering for weeks and finally erupted on Tuesday, September 26.
Some 7,000 residents – roughly 70 per cent of the population of Ambae – have forced to evacuate over the last few days as the threat of an eruption grew larger.
Evacuations have taken place in an area of up to 12 km (7.4 miles) around the volcano. According to the ARISTOTLE emergency report, the increasing unrest does not necessarily mean that an eruption will take place, nor it can give precise indications on when/if this would happen. However, historical data shows that the eruptions of this volcano were of a big magnitude.