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Magnitude 8 quake hits Solomon Islands, Pacific Tsunami possible

There Are No Immediate Reports Of Casualties Or Damage.The Solomon Islands Are Located In The Pacific's Geologically Active Ring Of Fire.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Jan 2017, 11:35:31 AM
Magnitude 8 quake hits Solomon Islands, Pacific Tsunami possible (File Photo)

Wellington:

A magnitude 8 earthquake has hit the Solomon Islands and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it could generate tsunami waves on nearby islands.

The US Geological Survey says the quake hit near Arawa in Papua New Guinea at a depth of 167 kilometres.

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.The Solomon Islands are located in the Pacific's geologically active "Ring of Fire."

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First Published : 22 Jan 2017, 11:32:00 AM

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