Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Magnitude 8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands - USGS

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.- TheStar


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