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7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Solomon islands, after series of tremors over 2 days

Published time: February 08, 2013 11:44
Edited time: February 08, 2013 16:43
This handout photo taken on February 7, 2013 and released by World Vision shows damage to homes in the village of Louva, caused by a tsunami in the Santa Cruz Islands region of the Solomons Islands. (AFP Photo/World Vision)

This handout photo taken on February 7, 2013 and released by World Vision shows damage to homes in the village of Louva, caused by a tsunami in the Santa Cruz Islands region of the Solomons Islands. (AFP Photo/World Vision)

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck just off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. No immediate reports of casualties or damages are available at the moment.

The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 9km, some 23km from the provincial capital of Lata, the US Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported no tsunami warning was issued.

It comes just one day after the islands were shaken by an 8.0-magnitude quake producing numerous aftershocks of between 4 and 5 magnitude. Five people were confirmed dead in that disaster, two of them children.­

The first quake was followed by a tsunami wave measuring 0.9 meters that caused substantial damage in the area of the Santa Cruz Islands.

A handout photo taken on February 6, 2013 and released on February 7 by World Vision shows damaged houses in the village of Venga in the Santa Cruz Islands region of the Solomon Islands. (AFP Photo/World Vision)
A handout photo taken on February 6, 2013 and released on February 7 by World Vision shows damaged houses in the village of Venga in the Santa Cruz Islands region of the Solomon Islands. (AFP Photo/World Vision)
A handout photo taken on February 6, 2013 and released on February 7 by World Vision shows damages in a village near Lata in the Santa Cruz Islands region of the Solomon Islands. (AFP Photo/World Vision)
A handout photo taken on February 6, 2013 and released on February 7 by World Vision shows damages in a village near Lata in the Santa Cruz Islands region of the Solomon Islands. (AFP Photo/World Vision)

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