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6.9-magnitude quake hits Solomon Islands -- USGS

2011-04-23 12:22:18 GMT2011-04-23 20:22:18(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

SYDNEY, April 23 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Solomon Islands at 0423 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 98.00 km, was initially determined to be at 10.4450 degrees south latitude and 161.4199 degrees east longitude.

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