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.READ MORE: Campbell Students Stage Walkout in Support of Teachers' Salary Dispute
The quake struck at 2:48 pacific time.
There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake, according to NOAA’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.READ MORE: Dungeness Crab May Soon Be Sold Off Boats At San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
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