21 Jul 2008

Strong earthquake hits east of Solomons

5:50 am on 21 July 2008

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 hit Solomon Islands over the weekend.

However, the AAP news agency a tsunami alert was not issued and so far there have been no reports of damage.

The US Geological Survey said the undersea quake was centred nearly 300 kilometres east of San Cristobal island.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8 points in the western Solomons in April last year ,triggered a tsunami that killed more than 50 people and displaced thousands.