6.0-magnitude earthquake jolts Solomon Islands
Published on Apr 4, 2014 8:41 PM
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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