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Solomons hit by 6.5-magnitude quake

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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 07:45 AM
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Solomons hit by 6.5-magnitude quake


www.heraldsun.com.au

A STRONG 6.5-magnitude earthquake has hit the Solomon Islands, the US Geological Survey says.

The tremor late on Wednesday, which was just 22km deep, had its epicentre on the south coast of the island of Guadalcanal, 39km southwest of the capital Honiara.

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued an information statement saying: "Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected."

The Solomon Islands form part of the Ring of Fire, a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific Ocean that is subject to earthquakes and volcanic eru
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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 07:45 AM
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Second magnitude 6+ in two days.
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