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Magnitude 7.1 Quake Shakes Solomon Islands

ADELAIDE, Australia - A major earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands, but a tsunami was not expected.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.1-magnitude quake struck at Sunday evening. Its epicenter was about 130 miles southeast of the capital, Honiara, in the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a destructive wave is not expected.

The Solomon Islands is a country of nearly 1,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea.