SYDNEY – A huge aftershock rocked through the Solomon Islands four days after the initial 8.0 earthquake.
NDJ World | Published: Feb 10 2013 Australia→World News
A 6.5 magnitude quake rumbled through the Islands Sunday morning at 8:02 AM local time, according to the American institute of seismology (USGS).
The Hawaiian based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a warning for a Tsunami, which it had done during the original quake.
According to the USGS, the ‘new’ quake occurred 16 miles from Lata, the biggest city on the island of Nendo at a depth of about 11 miles.
The Australian institute of GeoScience stated it too registered an earthquake at the Solomon Islands with a 6.5 magnitude but at a depth of 22.5 miles.
There are no reports of additional damage or lost of lives resulting from the new shaker.
At least 13 people died since the first quake shook the Pacific islands on Wednesday, registering a magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter Scale.
A Tsunami warning was issued at that time by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
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