Powerful Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands - USGS

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A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck some 155 kilometers from the Solomon Islands town of Buala late Friday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has revealed.
According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred at a depth of approximately 33 kilometers (20.5 miles) deep.
The Republic of the Philippines and the US state of Hawaii have confirmed that the quake near Buala did not trigger tsunami threats in their respective areas.
A witness in Honiara - the capital and largest city of the Solomon Islands - testified to the USGS that they felt "shaking for about 10 seconds."
Honiara is about 177 kilometers east of the epicenter.
No casualty or damage reports have been released from impacted areas.
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