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2 large earthquakes hit Santa Cruz Islands; No tsunami generated

SOLOMON ISLANDS (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Two large earthquakes hit Santa Cruz Islands on Friday, 127 miles east-southeast from Kira Kira, Solomon Islands.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the first quake was at a depth of 6.1 miles and had a magnitude of 6.9. The second quake to strike the same area had a depth of 6.2 miles and was a magnitude 6.8.

Magnitude 7.0 quakes or greater are capable of causing widespread and heavy damage.

The earthquakes were not strong enough to generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Here is a link to the Pacific tsunami Warning Center.

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