M 6.7 earthquake – 56km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, USGS

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.

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