Magnitude-6.9 Earthquake Strikes Off Solomon Islands, Day After Larger Temblor

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A magnitude-6.9 earthquake occurred Dec. 10, 2016, local time in the Solomon Islands. (Credit: USGS)

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake occurred Dec. 10, 2016, local time in the Solomon Islands. (Credit: USGS)

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands early Saturday morning local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake came about 6:10 a.m. Saturday, or about 11:10 a.m. Friday PT, and struck about 55 miles west-southwest of the city of Kirakira. USGS said about 1,100 people live there.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The temblor was in the area of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck the previous day. That earthquake, which was followed by multiple aftershocks, occurred about 42 miles west-southwest of Kirakira, USGS said.