Large quake strikes near Solomons

The earthquake happened shortly after 11pm local time. Photo / Supplied
The earthquake happened shortly after 11pm local time. Photo / Supplied

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has struck off the coast of Solomon Islands.

The 33km deep quake struck at 11.04pm local time. The US Geological Survey said it was 71km west of Kirakira.

There is currently no tsunami threat to the region.

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- NZ Herald

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