Quake reported near Solomon Islands
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate tsunami warnings. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 8.40pm local time (0940 GMT) yesterday. Its epicenter was about 211km southeast of the capital, Honiara, in the Pacific Ocean.
The Solomon Islands is a country of 1,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea.
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