Earthquake reported near Solomon Islands
(CNN) — A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday morning near the Solomon Islands, generating a tsunami warning for portions of the South Pacific region, officials said.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Hawaii said it did not know whether a tsunami had been generated, but issued a warning for the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially estimated at a magnitude 8.3, occurred at a depth of about 29 kilometers (18 miles).
The USGS said it occurred about 60 miles south-southeast of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.