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Magnitude 8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands-USGS

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 6 Feb 2013 01:32 GMT
Author: Reuters
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SYDNEY, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake measuring 8.0 magnitude has struck east of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was a shallow 5.8 km (3.6 miles) deep and the epicentre was 347 km east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands.

A tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii. (Reporting by Michael Perry and John Mair; Editing by Ed Davies)

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