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News Release

Magnitude 6.8 SOLOMON ISLANDS
Friday, October 08, 2004 at 08:27:53 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred 50 km (30 miles) SSE of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Islands at 2:27 AM MDT, Oct 8, 2004 (7:27 PM local time in Solomon Islands). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

 


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