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6.4-magnitude quake strikes Solomons Islands overnight

04:07 Wed Jan 11, 2017


Taken from/By: Radio NZ
Report by: Radio NZ

An earthquake measuring 6.4 struck Solomon Islands early this morning.

The US Geological Survey reported the quake struck at 2:27am local time.

It was centred at about 108 kilometres west-northwest from Kirakira, the capital of Makira, at a depth of 46 kilometres.

There have been no reports of damage at this stage and no tsunami warning was issued.

Last month the Solomons suffered a 7.8 quake, followed by numerous aftershocks.



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