6.0-magnitude quake strikes Solomon Islands, no tsunami warning
The remains of one of six partially eroded islands in the nation of Solomon Islands, is shown in this photo taken in October 2013. Reuters

An earthquake of 6.0-magnitude hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours of Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 4.0 kilometres, some 170 kilometres north-northeast of the capital city Honiara at around 2:43 am local time (11.43 pm Singapore time Sunday). However, the authorities said that no tsunami warning was issued.

The Solomon Islands are a part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire", which is a zone of seismic activity and volcanoes around the edges of the Pacific Ocean known for frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions.

In 2007, an 8.0-magnitude quake in the Solomon Islands killed 52 lives and thousands of people were left homeless when it created a 10-metre tsunami.