The earthquake hit 40 miles west-southwest of Kirakira in the Solomon Islands about 30 miles deep.
Several Pacific Islands received tsunami warnings Thursday after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake near the Solomon Islands triggered a possibility for dangerous waves.
A tsunami warning initially issued for Hawaii was cancelled, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
But the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea still were under watch with a hazardous tsunami risk, while American Samoa, Australia, Indonesia and other islands faced a possibility of receiving smaller waves.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake hit 40 miles west-southwest of Kirakira in the Solomon Islands about 30 miles deep.
The Solomon Islands are located in the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire,” home to frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity due to the collision of tectonic plates in the region.