The Santa Cruz Islands was rocked this Friday by a 6.7 earthquake according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 6.7 quake hit 68km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands, and has been recorded off the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
The quake’s epicenter was recorded by the US Geological Survey.
No tsunami alert was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in the immediate wake of the quake.
The Santa Cruz Islands form part of the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands and lie approximately 400km to the southeast of the Solomons.
Lata is the main town on the chain’s largest island, which is Nendo.
The Guardian Express will report more about this extremely strong earthquake which hit near Santa Cruz Islands as soon as updates are available.