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article imageTwo large earthquakes strike Solomon Islands, no tsunami warning

By Andrew Moran     Jan 3, 2010 in World
Two earthquakes measuring at 7.2 and 6.5 magnitude hit the Solomon Islands in one day on Sunday. No deaths or injuries have been reported as of yet.
On Sunday, two earthquakes struck the Solomon Islands in the western Pacific but so far there have been no reports of deaths, injuries or damage, according to Press TV. The first earthquake was measured at 6.5 magnitude and the second one, which occurred nearly an hour later, rang in at 7.2.
CBC reports that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, based in Hawaii, did not post any warnings of a tsunami. The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said there is no expectation of a tsunami.
The Solomon Islands is 2,500 kilometers east of Australia and consistently experiences seismic tremors. In April of 2007, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami in the region that killed about 50 people and left 5,000 homeless.
The Associated Press notes that there is no tsunami threat to the coastline of Australia.
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