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22 April 2024

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

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By AFP

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

The powerful quake struck just after 4 pm (0500 GMT) at a depth of 17.7 kilometres (11 miles) some 140 kilometres southeast of the Pacific nation's capital Honiara, the USGS added.