5 Apr 2014

Solomon Islands rocked by strong earthquake

5:53 am on 5 April 2014

The Solomon Islands have been rocked by a strong earthquake in the midst of devastating flooding.

The magnitude 6 quake was centred about 30 kilometres west of the city of Kirakira and was 63 kilometres deep.

There have been no reports of any damage.

The country is facing severe flooding after days of heavy rain.

At least 8 people have been killed and dozens more are missing.