4 Jun 2008

6-point-2 quake shakes Solomon Islands

9:12 am on 4 June 2008

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has shaken Solomon Islands but there are no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami alert has not been issued.

The quake struck early this morning on San Cristobal island, 184 kilometres southeast of the capital Honiara, at a depth of 89 kilometres

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake in the western Solomons in April last year triggered a tsunami that killed more than 50 people and displaced thousands.