Sunday, June 27, 2010

Strong quake hits in Pacific near Solomon Islands 6.9

An enlargeable basic map of the Solomon IslandsImage via Wikipedia

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    HONIARA, Solomon Islands — A powerful earthquake struck underwater off the Solomon Islands, but there was no immediate word of damage and no tsunami alert was issued.
    Saturday's quake had a magnitude of 6.9, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was centered 35 miles (55 kilometers) west-southwest of San Christobal in the Solomon Islands at a depth of 22 miles (35 kilometers) under the ocean's floor.

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    The Solomon Islands' National Disaster Council spokesman Julian Makaa said he had had no early reports of damage or injury in the wake of the temblor.
    "We did feel the earthquake (in the capital) ... and people in the affected area said they felt a big earthquake," Makaa told The Associated Press by telephone from the capital, Honiara.

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    "We did feel the earthquake (in the capital) ... and people in the affected area said they felt a big earthquake," Makaa told The Associated Press by telephone from the capital, Honiara.
    "We're checking by radio links and by telephone, but we haven't received any reports of damage," he said, adding that the council was "still monitoring the situation."
    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it expected no major tsunami threat from the quake.

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