6.0-magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands: USGS

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Sydney, Sep 24: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early today, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warnings were issued.

The quake struck 98 kilometres (60 miles) southeast of the capital Honiara in the early hours of today at a depth of approximately 23 kilometres, USGS said.


The Solomons are part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire", a zone of tectonic activity known for its frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In 2013, the Solomons were hit by a tsunami after an 8.0-magnitude quake, leaving at least 10 people dead and thousands homeless after buildings were destroyed. 


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