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21 July 2011

Magnitude-6.2 quake shakes Solomons

NEW YORK (AP) — A magnitude-6.2 earthquake rattled the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami warning was issued.

The 9:05 a.m. quake was 33.9 miles deep and the epicenter was 17 miles northeast of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands, the USGS said.

- AP/USA Today