February 7, 2013 / 7:32 PM / 5 years ago

Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary 6.6 magnitude struck 256 miles east of the Solomon Islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the latest aftershock following a tremor that caused a tsunami which killed at least five people.

The quake was 6.2 miles deep and located southeast of Kira Kira. There was no immediate tsunami warning.

Editing by Angus MacSwan

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