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Magnitude 6.6 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION

Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 09:27:01 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 150 km (95 miles) WSW of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Isl., 285 km (180 miles) ESE of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl., 525 km (325 miles) ESE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 2175 km (1350 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia at 3:27 AM MDT, Jul 19, 2008 (8:27 PM local time in Santa Cruz Islands). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

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


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