6.1 quake hits off Solomons, no tsunami alert

6.1 quake hits off Solomons, no tsunami alert

There were no immediate reports of damage from the quake, which the United States Geological Survey said hit at 1:04 pm (0734 IST) at a depth of 13.5 kilometres southwest of the Solomons' Santa Cruz Islands.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert after the quake.
In 2007 a tsunami following an 8.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 52 people in the Solomon Islands and left thousands homeless.

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