17 Jun 2006

Solomon Islands hit by a 5.2 earthquake

7:13 am on 17 June 2006

The United States Geological Survey says a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Solomon Islands yesterday.

The quake's epicentre was in the Solomon Sea, 75 kilometres north-west of the town of Gizo in the New Georgia Islands region of the country.

The quake was at a depth of 48.2 kilometres and there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warning.