Solomon Islands, shaken by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred Monday near the Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands in the Pacific, said the American Institute of Geological Survey, but was not issued any tsunami alert.

The quake occurred at 15.00 (06.00 GMT) at a depth of 38 kilometers and 350 kilometers east of Kirakira, the main town on the large island of the archipelago, Makira, according to USGS.

Center alert in case of tsunami in the Pacific, based in Hawaii, said that for now “there is no significant tsunami threat and destruction.”