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Solomon Islands Earthquake: Magnitude 6.6 Temblor Hits 220 Miles East Of Kira Kira; No Tsunami Reported


First Posted: 01/08/12 11:24 PM ET Updated: 01/09/12 12:00 AM ET

SINGAPORE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A 6.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded 220 miles east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean on Monday at 0407 GMT, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The Hawaii-based U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no destructive tsunami generated. The quake was first reported at magnitude 6.7.


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