7.7 Magnitude Quake Hits Solomon Islands, Previous Tsunami Warning Canceled

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 8, 2016 Updated: December 8, 2016

HONOLULU—A tsunami warning for Hawaii has been canceled.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there’s no threat of tsunami waves for Hawaii. The state had been placed under a tsunami watch Thursday after an earthquake in the Solomon Islands.

A watch is the lowest level of alert.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the 7.7-magnitude quake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake 43 miles (69 kilometers) west-southwest of Kirakira occurred at a depth of about 49 kilometers (30 miles).