Two Earthquakes Rock Solomon Islands

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Two earthquakes, one a magnitude 7.2 quake, have struck near Solomon Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

The larger quake, at 9:36 local time was centered 64 miles southeast of Gizo, the USGS said. It followed an earlier magnitude 6.5 quake that struck at 8:48 local and was centered 54 miles southeast of Gizo at a depth of 6 miles.

There were no warnings posted on the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center web site.

Gizo was badly damaged and more than 50 people killed when a magnitude 8.1 quake struck on April 2, 2007, sending a tsunami crashing into the coast.
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