08:43 GMT18 January 2021
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    A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck off the coast of Makira Island in the South Pacific's Solomon Islands, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The submarine earthquake took place at 05:46 GMT just 83 kilometers away from the island provincial capital of Kirakira and was at the depth of over 39 kilometers (24 miles), according to the USGS.

    ​No casualties or damage to structures has so far been reported.

    The Solomon Islands archipelago is located in the so-called Ring of Fire quake zone where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.


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