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article imageSolomon Islands experiences 6.8 magnitude earthquake

By Andrew Moran     Apr 11, 2010 in World
Honiara - The Solomon Islands was struck with a 6.8 magnitude earthquake but there have been no reports of injuries or deaths and no tsunami is expected.
On Sunday, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the Solomon Islands but was later downgraded to a 6.8 magnitude quake, according to the United States Geological Survey. There have been no reports of injuries, deaths or significant damages in the region.
The earthquake’s depth was measured at 37.4 miles and was located 65 miles southwest of San Cristobal and 130 miles southeast of Honiara.
The Associated Press reports that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center that a tsunami isn’t expected but did state, “Earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within 100 kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take action.”
Solomon Islands consistently experiences earthquakes.
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