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06/02/2013 Solomon Islands earthquake

The Solomon Islands earthquake struck northeast of Australia with a moment magnitude of 8.0 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII. Its epicenter was the Solomon Islands, at the boundaries of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, causing local evacuations and a tsunami of 1.5 m and killing at least nine people.


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