An earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude on the Richter scale has struck west of Solomon Islands at a depth of 33km, according to the US Geologic Survey.
The earthquake‘s epicenter was located some 71 kilometers from the town of Kirakira, the capital of Makira-Ulawa Province in the Solomon Islands.
No Tsunami warning has been issued by either the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center or the emergency services of Australia and New Zealand.
This is a breaking news. More details to follow.