Strong Quake in Solomon Islands

The strong earthquake which struck in the Solomon Islands late this evening (New Zealand time) has been revised to magnitude 6.8 or 6.9.

The quake, which showed clearly on seismometers in New Zealand, struck at 10:19 p.m. New Zealand Standard Time. It was located 60 km south of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 54 km. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a bulletin at 10:35 p.m. advising that a Pacific-wide tsunami event was NOT expected to result from the earthquake.

[Compiled from data supplied by the US Geological Survey, Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre and their contributing agencies.]

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