Powerful aftershocks continue to rattle Solomon Islands

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    USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards.

    A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off Santa Cruz Island, part of the Solomon Islands, in the southwest Pacific Ocean February 6 at 12:12 p.m. local time. The quake triggered a tsunami and numerous aftershocks, including at

    USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards.

    A huge aftershock has rocked the Solomon Islands, sending villagers fleeing to higher ground two days after an 8.0 magnitude quake and tsunami killed 13 people. The 7.1 magnitude tremor on Friday was the latest in a series of aftershocks.