6.3 magnitude quake strikes off the coast of Solomon Islands

/ 06:02 PM January 27, 2020

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off of the South Pacific island nation of the Solomon Islands on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake struck 105 kilometers (65 miles) northwest of the town of Kirakira, which is located on the coast of the island of Makira. The relatively shallow earthquake was at a depth of 17.7 kilometers (11 miles).


The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service said there was no tsunami threat from the quake.
There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries.

The Solomon Islands are located northeast of Australia and are frequently rattled by earthquakes.


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