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5.3-magnitude quake hits Solomon Islands -- USGS

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11:44, January 15, 2012

SYDNEY, Jan.15 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted Solomon Islands at 02:40:10 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 102.70 km, was initially determined to be at 7.2949 degrees south latitude and 155.1455 degrees east longitude.

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