• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Strong 6.8-magnitude quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

By PTI
|

Sydney, May 23: A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early on Saturday, US geologists said, the third major tremor to hit in three days, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), 205 kilometres from Kirakira and 448 kilometres from the capital Honiara.

Solomon Islands rattled by 6.8 quake

It is the third day in a row that the Solomons have been rocked by a quake of 6.0-magnitude or higher.

A 6.0 magnitude quake struck the islands early Friday, and a 6.9 magnitude tremor the day before. No major damage was caused by the earlier tremors.

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.

PTI

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more