7.1 magnitude quake strikes off Solomons, no tsunami warnings or damage reports

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - An earthquake with a preliminary 7.1 magnitude struck 435 km east of Kira Kira on the Solomon Islands on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate tsunami warnings or reports of damage.

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami that killed at least five people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday and triggered evacuations across the South Pacific.

There have been numerous aftershocks.

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.