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Third strong quake in two weeks off Solomon Islands

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, the third strong tremor off the Pacific nation in less than two weeks.

world Updated: Dec 18, 2016 15:59 IST
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A concrete pillar in a building belonging to the World Vision aid organisation sits damaged by an earthquake in Kirakira on the Solomon Islands, December 9.
A concrete pillar in a building belonging to the World Vision aid organisation sits damaged by an earthquake in Kirakira on the Solomon Islands, December 9.(Reuters)

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, the third strong tremor off the Pacific nation in less than two weeks.

The quake hit at 4.46pm (0546 GMT) at a depth of 39 kilometres (24 miles) about 83 kilometres west-northwest of Kirakira, the USGS added.

On December 10 a 6.9-magnitude quake struck off Kirakira. The previous day a 7.7-magnitude tremor triggered severe shaking and a tsunami warning, although there were no reports of serious damage.