14 Apr 2014

Severe aftershock in Solomon Islands

8:00 pm on 14 April 2014

A magnitude 5.9 aftershock has struck off Solomon Islands this evening, around 90 kilometres south of Kirakira, the main town of Makira province.

The earthquake follows a powerful 7.5 tremor that struck on Sunday morning, sparking tsunami fears.

Another strong quake, of 7.4 magnitude, occurred early on Monday morning.

There have been no reports of damage or casualties resulting from the tremors.