SOLOMON ISLANDS (CBS SF) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands, but no tsunami threat was expected.

The USGS says the quake’s epicenter was located 114-miles west of Lata, Solomon Islands, and struck at a depth of just under 12 miles.

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The quake struck at 2:48 pacific time.

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake, according to NOAA’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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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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