Magnitude 6.9 quake hits off Solomon Islands

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SYDNEY: A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no Pacific-wide tsunami warning issued for the tremor-prone region. The shallow quake was centered some 186 kilometers southwest of Dadali and 214 kilometers from the capital Honiara. The Solomons are part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a zone of tectonic activity known for its frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It is one of the most active seismic regions in the world with a 7.0-magnitude quake striking last month off the coast of the island chain.

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