Magnitude 7.1 quake off Solomons, no reports of damage

There were no immediate tsunami warnings
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First Published: Fri, Feb 08 2013. 05 09 PM IST
A file photo of a woman next to her belongings along a beach at Venga village at the tsunami-hit Temotu province, Solomon Islands. Photo: AP
A file photo of a woman next to her belongings along a beach at Venga village at the tsunami-hit Temotu province, Solomon Islands. Photo: AP
An earthquake with a preliminary 7.1 magnitude struck 435 km east of Kira Kira on the Solomon Islands on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.
There were no immediate tsunami warnings or reports of damage.
An 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami that killed at least five people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday and triggered evacuations across the South Pacific. There have been numerous aftershocks.
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First Published: Fri, Feb 08 2013. 05 09 PM IST
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