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6.9 quake hits Solomon Islands

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Solomon Islands today, but there was no reports of casualties.The quake struck at 1.40 p.m. (0540 GMT) today, Xinhua reported citing the Hong Kong Observatory. The epicentre was determined to be about 220 km southeast of Honiara in Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

world Updated: Jun 26, 2010 12:18 IST
IANS

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Solomon Islands on Saturday but there was no reports of casualties.

The quake struck at 1.40 p.m. (0540 GMT) on Saturday, Xinhua reported citing the Hong Kong Observatory. The epicentre was determined to be about 220 km southeast of Honiara in Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

First Published: Jun 26, 2010 12:12 IST