10 Dec 2016

6.9 quake off Solomon Islands

10:43 am on 10 December 2016

A 6.9 earthquake has been recorded off Kirakira in Solomon Islands.

The quake had a depth of 10 kilometres and its epicentre was 89 kilometres west of KiraKira.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center's latest update says the tsunami threat for Solomon Islands, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu have largely passed.

The Center says people along coastal areas should still remain alert and exercise normal caution near the sea.

A 7.8 quake hit the Makira and Ulawa Province on Friday causing landslides, collapsing buildings and triggering a region wide tsunami warning.

6.9 quake off Solomon Islands

6.9 quake off Solomon Islands Photo: USGS