Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 occurred in the Solomon Islands

The next major earthquake occurred on Friday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Solomon Islands, its magnitude was 7.0, reports the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake, recorded at 19.26 MSK, located at 443 kilometers east of Kira-Kira settlement on the island of San Cristobal. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 27 kilometers.

No casualties or damage were reported. Warning about the threat of a tsunami has been reported.

On Wednesday in the Solomon Islands earthquake with magnitude 8.0, which caused a tsunami that devastated coastal communities. As a result, six people were killed. After that occurred in the region dozens of powerful aftershocks.

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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