March 09, 2019 9:53 pm
While the country is in the headlines currently for the proposed name change, there are other examples of island nations that were named after colonial explorers, but went on to adopt more local names, in an attempt to reflect their native cultures.
August 10, 2015 12:35 pm
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake struck 214 kilometers (132 miles) west of the capital, Honiara.
September 28, 2012 3:18 pm
The quake was about 6.2-magnitude but was unlikely to create a tsunami or serious damage.
January 24, 2010 9:31 pm
A shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands in the western Pacific on Sunday,seismologists said,but there was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage.