No help requests from Aussies in Solomons

Australians in the Solomon Islands appear to have escaped the worst of an earthquake with the high commission confirming no help requests have been made.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said all Australian officials were safe and accounted for after Tuesday's magnitude 7.0 quake.

However, the roof of one of the high commission's buildings was damaged.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the high commission was seeking to confirm the safety of all Australians in the Solomons but damaged phone lines made communication hard.

The department told AAP no requests for assistance had been received as of Wednesday evening, more than 24 hours after the quake.

But the commission is helping assess the damage to Honiara's largest hospital.

An Australian Federal Police funded helicopter has also been mobilised to assess damage in southwest Guadalcanal.

"The Australian government stands ready to provide additional support to the government of Solomon Islands," a foreign affairs department spokesman said.