November 27, 2007 / 12:48 PM / in 10 years

6.6 magnitude quake hits near Solomon Islands-USGS

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake, which hit at 1150 GMT, was centered 43 miles (69 km) southeast of Kira Kira, Solomon Islands, at a depth of 25.8 miles (41.5 km), the USGS said.

There was no significant threat of a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

(Washington World Desk)

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