5.3 mag earthquake in Solomon region

This image showing the epicentre of the 5.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the Solomon region this afternoon. Picture: SUPPLIED

This image showing the epicentre of the 5.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the Solomon region this afternoon. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 4:52PM A MODERATE size earthquake with a deep depth source location occurred in the Solomon Islands region this afternoon.

The
Mineral Resources Department’s Seismology Unit confirmed that the does not pose
any threat to Fiji.

According
to a release by the department the 5.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at a depth
of 143 kilometres at 4:22pm.

It
was an inland earthquake that occurred 1010km Northwest from Arawa in Solomon
Islands; 954km Northeast from Port Moresby, PNG and 2910km Northwest from Suva.

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