Strong 6.9 earthquake hit Solomon islands

Strong 6.9 earthquake hit Solomon islands

Strong earthquake magnitude 6,9 hit 76 km (47 miles) west of Kira Kira near San Cristobal at Solomon island (10.349°S, 161.233°E) Saturday morning April 23rd at 04:17 UTC at depht of 81,6km.

Residents on the mainland said they felt a sharp jolt but emergency services said there was no immediate evidence of damage although reports were still being sought from outlying islands. The Solomon Islands lie in the “Pacific Ring of fire“, a highly active earthquake zone, and regularly experiences strong tremors.

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