HONG KONG, China (AFP) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands within the early hours of Monday, the US Geological Survey stated.
The quake struck at 02:43 am native time (1543 GMT Sunday) at a depth of four.Zero kilometres (2.5 miles), some 170 kilometres north-northeast of the capital metropolis Honiara, the USGS stated.
No tsunami warning was issued.
The Solomon Islands are a part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a zone of tectonic exercise recognized for frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions.
In 2007 an eight.Zero-magnitude quake within the Solomon Islands claimed 52 lives and left hundreds homeless when it created a 10-metre tsunami.
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