17 Aug 2007

Solomons police report 6.8 earthquake on Weathercoast

8:49 am on 17 August 2007

Solomon Islands Police say an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the country last night about 73 kilometres south west of Honiara.

Police are trying to establish communications with villages on the Weathercoast.

At this stage there have been no reports of damage or casualties.