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Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands-USGS

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 7 Feb 2013 19:26 GMT
Author: Reuters
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LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary 6.6 magnitude struck 256 miles (412 km) east of the Solomon Islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the latest aftershock following a tremor that caused a tsunami which killed at least five people.

The quake was 6.2 miles (10 km) deep and located southeast of Kira Kira. There was no immediate tsunami warning.

(Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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