Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in the Solomon Islands

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on Friday in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Nendo, which is part of the Solomon Islands, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The epicenter of tremors recorded in 09.36 MSK, located 60 kilometers south-west of the city Lata. The earthquake lies at a depth of 7 km.

Information about the destruction and casualties were reported.

Across the Pacific Solomon Islands is a "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America to the southern part of Alaska, then turns to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, and ends near the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and South West Pacific.

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