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December 8, 2016 (17:38:47 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.7 Solomon Islands

A  7.7 magnitude earthquake struck offshore in the Solomon Islands.  The earthquake occurred less than 30 kilometers off the island of Makira, at a depth of 48.7 km (30.3 miles), and 70 kilometers southwest of the island's city of Kirakira, about 4:38 a.m. local time Friday. There are no current Tsunami warnings in effect.

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