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Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands at a depth of 84 kilometres. The quake was felt in the capital city of Honiara, as well as other parts of the island nation. The US Geological Survey reported that the quake had a depth of 84 kilometres and occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres.

Effects of the Earthquake

The quake caused significant damage to infrastructure in the Solomon Islands, including roads, bridges, and buildings. There have been reports of power outages and landslides in some areas. There have also been reports of injuries and fatalities, although the exact number is not yet known.

The Solomon Islands government has declared a state of emergency and is working to assess the damage and provide assistance to those affected by the earthquake. The government is also working with international aid organisations to provide relief and assistance to those affected.


The Solomon Islands has experienced several aftershocks since the initial quake. The aftershocks have been of a lower magnitude than the initial quake, but have still caused significant damage in some areas. The government is continuing to monitor the situation and provide assistance to those affected.

The Solomon Islands is no stranger to earthquakes, as the region is located in an area of high seismic activity. The government is working to ensure that the country is prepared for future earthquakes and other natural disasters.