Magnitude 6.5 quake off Solomons; no tsunami
Magnitude 6.5 Quake Off Solomons; No Tsunami. A shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off the Solomon Islands on Frida, seismologists...
The Solomons are part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire", a zone of tectonic activity known for its frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. "Honiara would have certainly felt this. There would have been a bit of shaking, but only light shaking at this distance," Geoscience Australia seismologist Jonathan Bathgate said. "It is unlikely if there will be much damage, if any."
A spokesman for the National Disaster Management Office in the Solomons said that "at the moment, no reports have come in of any damage". In 2013, the Solomons were hit by a tsunami after an 8.0-magnitude quake, leaving at least 10 people dead and thousands homeless after buildings were destroyed.