Solomon Islands shaken by 6.6 quake

Last updated 18:43 09/01/2012

Relevant offers

South Pacific

Samoa cleans up after Cyclone Tuni Ferry capsizes off Fijian capital Suva Idyllic island life on Tanna Island shattered by killing Burning humanity's poo could yield billions Alec Cooke, the 'Evil Knievel' of big-wave surfing, vanishes Russia thwarts plan for Antarctic ocean sanctuary, China on board Kiwi rescue centre helps save 36 people from stricken ship in Pacific Ocean Kiwi nuclear testing vets were not exposed to harmful radiation - report Huge El Nino spreading worldwide weather mayhem Vanuatu's 7.3 earthquake registers in New Zealand

Santa Cruz Island in the South Pacific has rocked by a magnitude-6.6 earthquake, but there have been no reports of injuries and authorities say there is no threat of a tsunami.

The United States Geological Survey reported that the quake struck at 5.07pm today about 353 kilometres east of the town of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands.

Santa Cruz and surrounding islands are remote and sparsely populated.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a regional tsunami.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content