Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands in the Pacific: US Geological Survey

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Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands in the Pacific: US Geological Survey
Washington:  A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck the Solomon Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.8, struck at 5:49 a.m. on Thursday (1849 GMT on Wednesday). Its epicentre was 109 miles (175 km) southeast of Gizo.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the quake, which was shallow at a depth of only 24.3 miles (39 km), had not triggered a tsunami.
© Thomson Reuters 2015


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