6.5 quake rattles Solomon Islands; no damage reported

A powerful earthquake has rattled the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. Officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, and no damage has been reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.5 quake struck Friday about 100 miles west of the capital, Honiara, at a depth of six miles. 

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a tsunami.

Steve Nasiu of the Solomon's National Disaster Management Office said there had been no reports of damage or injuries.

The Solomon Islands lie on the “Ring of Fire,” the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes are common.

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