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Big Pacific quake strikes again in Solomon Islands

A big Pacific quake struck the Solomon Islands for the second time in one day.
A big Pacific quake struck the Solomon Islands for the second time in one day.
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Another big Pacific quake struck the Solomon Islands on Sunday, after an earlier quake triggered tsunami warnings, Fox News reported on April 13.

Fortunately there were no injuries immediately reported in the wake of the latest big Pacific quake, which registered at 7.7 magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, Fox said.

The big Pacific quake struck about 11:36 p.m. local time Sunday on the Solomon Islands. The epicenter of the Pacific quake was about 204 miles southeast of Honiara, the capital. The quake occurred at a depth of about 12 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earlier on Sunday morning in the Solomon Islands another large Pacific quake had struck, according to USA Today. That Pacific quake occurred about 62 miles southeast of the town of Kirakira in the Solomon Islands and at about 18.2 miles deep, the Geological Survey said.

The earlier Pacific quake originally triggered tsunami warnings by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. The tsunami warnings were later canceled after that quake was downgraded from 8.3 to 7.6 magnitude.

The big Pacific quake late Sunday also was preceded by a large earthquake the day before that registered 7.1 on the Richter scale and struck off Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea, the Inquisitr reported.