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6.0-magnitude earthquake jolts Solomon Islands

Published on Apr 4, 2014 8:41 PM
 
People walk past water clogged with debris at a port in the Solomon Islands' capital Honiara after flooding on Friday, April 4, 2014. A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. -- PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (AFP) - A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The tremor, at a depth of 63km, hit at 10.40 pm local time, some 30km west of the city of Kirakira.

The USGS issued a "green alert", indicating there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

The Solomons are part of the "Ring of Fire", a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

 
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