SOLOMON ISLANDS (CBS SF ) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands east of Australia Wednesday afternoon.
The USGS says the quake’s epicenter was located 98 miles south southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands. The quake struck around 4 p.m. Pacific Wednesday evening.READ MORE: KPIX Reporters Remember Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 'Just the Kindest Man'
No tsunami warning was issued.
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Strong earthquakes with an epicenter off the coast can trigger tsunamis, depending on the size and type of the fault movement. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center tracks earthquake data for the West Coast.
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