Solomon Islands shaken by 6.6 quake

Last updated 18:43 09/01/2012

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Santa Cruz Island in the South Pacific has rocked by a magnitude-6.6 earthquake, but there have been no reports of injuries and authorities say there is no threat of a tsunami.

The United States Geological Survey reported that the quake struck at 5.07pm today about 353 kilometres east of the town of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands.

Santa Cruz and surrounding islands are remote and sparsely populated.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a regional tsunami.

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- AP

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