Earthquake Measuring 6.9 Strikes Off Solomon Islands

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London: An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck early on Saturday off the Solomon Islands, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake had a depth of 10 km (6 miles) and its epicentre was 89 km west of Kira Kira. There was no immediate tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

A 7.8 quake hit the remote South Pacific islands early on Friday, sending residents into the hills and triggering powerful aftershocks.

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