Quake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Solomon Islands

SYDNEY Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:54am EDT

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck off the Solomon Islands on Monday, around 90 km (55 miles) south of the city of Kira-Kira, the United States Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The quake comes on the heels of a powerful magnitude 7.5 tremor that struck off the Pacific island nation over the weekend, sparking a tsunami warning.

(Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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