14 Apr 2014

Solomon Islands police to check isolated areas after Monday quake

8:28 am on 14 April 2014

The Solomon Islands police say they will be checking isolated areas in the country for damage after another strong earthquake this morning.

A tsunami warning was cancelled earlier this morning, after a 7.4 magnitude quake struck at 20 kilometres depth at midnight Solomon Islands time.

The Supervising Commander of the Makira-Ulawa province, Peter Sitai, says teams will be travelling to isolated areas today.

The Director of the National Disaster Management Office, Loti Yates, says there has been no damage reported so far.

"There was very little damage or no damage at all, either from the earthquake or the tsunami itself. Although waves were generated we did not have any reports of major damage to communites or any infrastructure around the Makira province."

Loti Yates.

A 7.6 magnitiude quake had struck early on Sunday morning, following two strong quakes further north in Bougainville on Friday night.