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Friday, February 8, 2013

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Solomon islands, after series of tremors over 2 days — RT

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck just off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. No immediate reports of casualties or damages are available at the moment.
The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 9km, the US Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported no tsunami warning was issued.
It comes just one day after the islands were shaken by an 8.0-magnitude quake producing numerous aftershocks of between 4 and 5 magnitude. Five people were confirmed dead in that disaster, two of them children.­

NASA photo of Nendo, the largest of the Santa Cruz Islands 06.02, 05:37 25 comments

Solomon Islands hit by 8.0 quake and tsunami, at least 5 dead

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Wednesday. At least five people died as the disaster reportedly flattened several coastal villages.

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