Another quake strikes the Solomons

  • 19/12/2016
Recent quakes in the Solomon Islands (USGS)
Recent quakes in the Solomon Islands (USGS)

An earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands this morning, the second major tremor in the western Pacific in as many days.

The quake measured magnitude 6 and was only 10 kilometres deep. It hit southeast of the capital Honiara, about halfway between there and Kirakira.

A small tsunami wave hit Papua New Guinea, and power was knocked out in some regions, reports The Japan Times. There were no other reports of damage.

Other quakes overnight include a 6.1 in Micronesia and a 6.4 on the border of Brazil and Peru. There are no reports of damage from either.