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Another big earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

Another big earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands were struck again today by a big 6.9-magnitude earthquake. This is following the huge 7.8 quake that hit the islands yesterday.

Following yesterday’s earthquake, the islands felt several powerful aftershocks, and today, December 9, 2016, at 19:10:06 UTC another quake hit.

Damage has been reported from yesterday’s earthquake, and today’s event will surely compound that situation.

No tsunami warnings were issued yesterday, and hopefully not today.


Distances:

• 90 km (55 mi) WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
• 188 km (116 mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
• 789 km (489 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
• 846 km (524 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
• 1100 km (682 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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