6-point-5 quake hits Solomon Islands
The US Geological Survey says a strong 6-point-5 magnitude earthquake hit Solomon Islands.
The tremor late on Wednesday, which was just 22 kilometres deep, had its epicentre on the south coast of the island of Guadalcanal, 39 kilometres southwest of the capital Honiara.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued an information statement saying, based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.
In 2007 a tsunami following an 8.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 52 people in the Solomons and left thousands homeless.
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