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POSTED: 04:01 p.m. HST, Jul 20, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 04:02 p.m. HST, Jul 20, 2011
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake rattled the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported today.
The quake struck 17 miles east-northeast of Kira Kira in the Solomons at about 9:04 a.m. Thursday (12:05 p.m. Wednesday in Hawaii) and no tsunami warning was issued. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The GeoSciences Australia agency said a quake that strong could cause damage within 23 miles.