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Solomon Islands earthquake

An aftershock has hit the Solomon Islands following a powerful earthquake measuring 8.0 magnitude. Relief efforts have been hampered add a result of the shock in tsunami-ravaged villages.

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8.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off the South Pacific

An earthquake measuring 8.0 magnitude has struck off the Solomon Islands, the US Geological Survey has said.

The quake was a shallow 5.8 km (3.6 miles) deep and the epicentre was 347 km east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands.

A tsunami warning has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii.

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