A strong earthquake shook the Solomon Islands early this morning, New Zealand time. The magnitude 6.6 quake struck at 12:50 a.m. on Wednesday 28th November 2007. It was located 70 km south-south-east of Kirakira, San Cristobal (295 km south-east of the capital Honiara, Guadalcanal) in the Solomon Islands at a depth of 42 km.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued bulletins for the Pacific and Hawaii at 1:02 a.m. advising that a Pacific-wide tsunami event was NOT expected from the undersea quake.
An initial report from Geoscience Australia puts the quake at magnitude 6.8 at the shallower depth of 30 km but at a similar location.
[Compiled from data supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey and its contributing agencies, and the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.]