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Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Solomon Islands-USGS

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 6 Feb 2013 00:30 GMT
Author: Reuters
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SYDNEY, Feb 6 (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude struck southeast of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The shallow quake was only 15 km (nine miles) deep and the epicentre was 330 km east-southeast of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands.

There was no immediate tsunami warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii. (Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Ed Davies)

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