6.6-magnitude quake hits 169 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands: USGS


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NEW YORK, May 12 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 jolted 169 km southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands at 22:41:15 GMT on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 125.0 km, was initially determined to be at 12.1 degrees south latitude and 166.5 degrees east longitude.