The third day the earthquake occurred on Wednesday in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the magnitude was 6.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Earthquakes have been recorded at 6.35 local time (10.35 MSK). This time the epicenter was located in the sea near the island of Santa Cruz. Hearth earthquakes occur at depths 10.2 kilometers.
Earlier it was reported that among the victims of disaster in the Solomon Islands by five people, three people were injured. A strong earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred near the island of Makira. The epicenter was located at 348 kilometers east of Kirakira. The earthquake lies at a depth of 33 kilometers. An hour earlier in the same area there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.3.
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.