11 Jan 2017

6.4-magnitude quake strikes Solomons Islands overnight

7:03 am on 11 January 2017

An earthquake measuring 6.4 struck Solomon Islands early this morning.

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The US Geological Survey reported the quake struck at 2:27am local time.

It was centred at about 108 kilometres west-northwest from Kirakira, the capital of Makira, at a depth of 46 kilometres.

There have been no reports of damage at this stage and no tsunami warning was issued.

Last month the Solomons suffered a 7.8 quake, followed by numerous aftershocks.