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Solomon Islands get magnitude-6.0 shake; no tsunami generated

By Associated Press

and Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 4:02 p.m. HST, Jul 20, 2011


A magnitude-6.0 earthquake rattled the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported today.

The quake struck 17 miles east-northeast of Kira Kira in the Solomons at about 9:04 a.m. Thursday (12:05 p.m. Wednesday in Hawaii) and no tsunami warning was issued. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The GeoSciences Australia agency said a quake that strong could cause damage within 23 miles.

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