November 27, 2007 / 12:56 PM / 10 years ago

6.6 magnitude quake hits near Solomon Islands: USGS

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

The quake, which hit at 6:50 a.m. EST, was centered 43 miles (69 km) southeast of Kira Kira, Solomon Islands, at a depth of 25.8 miles, 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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