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No tsunami warning after second strong quake off Solomon Islands

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Two strong earthquakes struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands on Friday afternoon but did not trigger any tsunami warnings for Hawaii.

At 11:45 a.m. Friday, a preliminary magnitude 6.8 quake hit the Solomon Islands’ Santa Cruz region, 127 miles east-southeast of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, at a depth of 4.35 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

A second preliminary magnitude 6.8 quake hit at 2 p.m. Hawaii time 99 miles east-southeast of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, at depth of 6.21 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey website reported.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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