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Earthquake of Magnitude 8.3 on Richter Scale struck Solomon Islands

Apr 14, 2014 11:10 IST

Earthquake of magnitude 8.3 on Richter Scale struck Solomon Islands on 13 April 2014. The undersea quake occurred at a depth of 29km (18 miles), 100km (60 miles) south-east of Kira Kira.
New Zealand will send a portable Bailey bridge to Solomon Islands. The bridge will maintain a link between the airport and the city centre Honiara. Besides, it will send two teams of doctors as part of its latest aid package for the flood-damaged region.

imageThe Solomon Islands suffered severe flash floods in the first week of April 2014 in which at least 16 people died.

The new health and engineering support would increase New Zealand's aid contribution to the Solomons to 2.6 US dollar million.

About Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is a sovereign country consisting of a large number of islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covering a land area of 28400 square kilometres. The country's capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal.

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