Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Magnitude 8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands - USGS
SYDNEY (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.
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