19 Apr 2014

Another quake in Solomon Islands

2:01 pm on 19 April 2014

Another earthquake has occurred in Solomon Islands but there was no tsunami warning was issued.

The magnitude 6.9 quake on Saturday was at a depth of 52km , near the border with Bougainville.

Two earthquakes last weekend claimed two lives in Bougainville and destroyed dozens of houses.

Solomon Islands, which is struggling to cope with the effects of flooding on Guadalcanal two weeks ago, has recorded a number of large earthquakes in recent days.

Mostly these were around Makira, to the southeast of Honiara, and in the eastern province of Temotu.