Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes off Makira coast

A map of the earthquake that hit near Kirakira, Makira-Ulawa Province. Photo: USGS

A magnitude 5.9 tremor hit near Kirakira, Makira-Ulawa Province yesterday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The USGS reported the earthquake struck 145 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital around 10:30pm.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami warning was in place after the earthquake.

There were no reports of initial damage or injuries.

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