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Major quake near Solomon Islands, no tsunami warning

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A 6.9 magnitude quake struck near the Solomon Islands on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, and officials in the capital Honiara said there was no immediate reports of damage.

USGS reported the quake struck at a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles) off Kira Kira, but officials said it was felt quite strongly in the capital, more than 200 km (124 miles) away from the epicenter.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami warning.

Writing by Miral Fahmy

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