Strong earthquake hits Solomon Islands

11:00, January 04, 2010      

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A powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck the Solomon Islands Monday at 6:36 a.m Beijing time, according to China's national seismological network.

The epicenter was at 8.9 degrees south latitude and 157.3 degrees east longitude with a depth of 33 kilometers, the network said.

Source: Xinhua
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