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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Solomon Islands


These islands in the Pacific Ocean have changed their names

March 09, 2019 9:53 pm

While the country is in the headlines currently for the proposed name change, there are other examples of island nations that were named after colonial explorers, but went on to adopt more local names, in an attempt to reflect their native cultures.

6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Solomon Islands; no damage

August 10, 2015 12:35 pm

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake struck 214 kilometers (132 miles) west of the capital, Honiara.

6.0 magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands: USGS

September 28, 2012 3:18 pm

The quake was about 6.2-magnitude but was unlikely to create a tsunami or serious damage.

Shallow quake strikes Solomon Islands

January 24, 2010 9:31 pm

A shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands in the western Pacific on Sunday,seismologists said,but there was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage.