Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred in the Solomons

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred on Saturday night in the Pacific Ocean near the island of San Cristobal, which is part of the Solomon Islands, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The epicenter of tremors recorded in 02.16 MSK, was located at 384 kilometers east of the town of Kira-Kira. The earthquake lies at a depth of 34 kilometers. Information about the destruction and casualties were reported. The threat of a tsunami is not reported.

Tremors was the second day of the earthquake off the coast of the Solomon Islands. On Friday morning, near the island of Nendo were recorded earthquakes of magnitude 6.0. From this earthquake as no one was hurt.

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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