6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Near Solomon Islands


Solomon Islands-(ENEWSPF)- A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands, the United States Geological Survey reports. Rocking at a depth of 81.6 km (50.7 miles), the quake hit at 11:16:55 p.m. CDT Friday.

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) W of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl.; 173 km (107 miles) SE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; 184 km (114 miles) SSE of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands; and 2084 km (1294 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia.

No tsunami watch, warning or advisory is in effect.

Shake Map
"Shakemap" courtesy USGS.