Quake strikes off Solomon Islands

Hong Kong -

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands on Friday, two days after an 8.0-magnitude quake sparked a tsunami, but there was no threat of widespread destructive wave this time, US agencies said.

A damaged house is seen after a tsunami hit the Venga village on Solomon Islands. Credit: REUTERS

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 11.12 GMT near the Santa Cruz Islands, which are part of the Solomons, at a depth of nine kilometres. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no danger of a widespread destructive tsunami. - Sapa-AFP