Earthquake of magnitude 7 strikes Solomon Islands

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Arawa: An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck off Solomon islands anear Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, which struck 150 km (90 miles) southwest of the town of Arawa, was relatively shallow, at 10 km (six miles). There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.It was the latest in a series of strong tremors to hit the region in recent days.

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