An earthquake reported this morning close to Solomon Islands Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
An earthquake reported this morning close to Solomon Islands Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily john mccutcheon

Magnitude seven earthquake near Solomon Islands

A magnitude seven earthquake shook the Solomon Islands in the early hours of this morning.

The 7.1 Mwp earthquake shook the small Pacific nation at about 5:30am (Sydney time).

There have been several weaker aftershock in the hours following the initial earthquake.

There has been no tsunami warning issues for the Australian east cost because of the earthquake in Solomon Islands.

The latest shake in the Pacific Ocean  comes less than 24 hours after a magnitude three earthquake north of Hayman Island.

Full details of the earthquakes can be found at Geoscience Australia


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