After Indonesia, 2 massive earthquakes in 30 minutes rock Soloman Islands
Two massive earthquakes rocked the island nation of Soloman Islands on Tuesday, a day after an earthquake killed over 150 people in another island nation, Indonesia. The National Center for Seismology, India's earthquake monitoring agency, informed the masses on Tuesday morning that the tremors hit the nation within 30 minutes.
NCS said the first earthquake had a massive magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale. It occurred "on 22-11-2022, 07:33:07 IST, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 57km SW of Honiara, Solomon Islands," it tweeted.
The second earthquake had a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale. It hit the country at 8.08 Indian Standard Time, 56 kilometer South West of Honiara. It had a depth of 10 kilometers.
So far, there are no reports of damage to any person or property.
Soloman Islands consists of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands. Honiara, the capital, is located on the largest island, Guadalcanal.
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On Monday, at least 160 people died in an earthquake that struck Java. The rescue team has been searching for survivors under the debris of the fallen buildings. Most of those killed are children, the local authorities said, adding the death toll may increase. The magnitude of the quake was 5.6 on the Richter scale. It hit the Cianjur region in West Java.