6.2 quake rattles the Solomon Islands

February 7, 2011SOLOMON ISLANDS — A magnitude6.2 earthquake rumbled under the Pacific Ocean south of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but no tsunami alert was issued. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, or even that the temblor was felt in the Solomons or to the east in Papua New Guinea. The 6:53 a.m. Tuesday (local time, 1953 Monday GMT) quake was some 257 miles (414 kilometres) deep, the USGS said. The USGS said the quake hit some 65 miles (110 kilometres) southwest of Arawa, the capital of Bougainville province in Papua New Guinea, and about 95 miles (150 kilometres) southwest of Chirovanga in the Solomon Islands.   –AP
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1 Response to 6.2 quake rattles the Solomon Islands

  1. Brent says:

    Looks like Kizimet volcano in russia went off this morning, spewing ash 2 miles high


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