An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred in the Solomon Islands

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred in the Solomon Islands. The epicenter lies at a depth of 11 km and was located in the ocean 80 kilometers from the island of San Cristobal volcanic island in the archipelago of the Solomon Islands. Administratively included in the province of Makira-Olav Melanesian state, the Solomon Islands. The indigenous name for the island of Makira.

81.0 km (50.3 mi) WNW
Population: 1,122
Honiara, Solomon Islands
164.4 km (102.2 mi) ESE
Population: 56,298
Arawa, Papua New Guinea
763.5 km (474.4 mi) SE
Population: 40,266
Luganville, Vanuatu
871.2 km (541.3 mi) NW
Population: 13,397
Port-Vila, Vanuatu
1130.5 km (702.5 mi) NW
Population: 35,901

San Cristobal is located in the southeastern part of the Solomon Islands archipelago. To the Northwest is the island of Guadalcanal and Malaita, southwest of the island of Rennell. The nearest continent, Australia, is at a distance of 1750 km.

San Cristobal is one of the largest Islands of the archipelago. The land area of the island is 3190,5 km2. Traditionally it is home to four indigenous tribe arosi, bauro, kahua and taarafa. The largest settlement of San Cristobal, the village of Kirakira. Together with the offshore Islands of San Cristobal forms the province of Makira-Olav Solomon Islands.