Tsunami watch canceled for Hawaii following 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Solomon Islands

HONOLULU (NEWS10/AP) – A Tsunami watch has been canceled for Hawaii following a 7.7-magnitude earthquake in the Solomon Islands on Thursday.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no threat to Hawaii.

A watch was originally issued at around 7:48 a.m. local time.

If tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated arrival of the first tsunami wave would be 2:56 p.m. Thursday, Hawaii time.

The earthquake was initially reported as an 8.0-magnitude earthquake.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cautioned that tsunami waves were possible in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tuvalu and in Kosrae, in the Federated States of Micronesia.

No word on injuries or damage reports.

The Solomon Islands are located in the Pacific’s geologically active “Ring of Fire.”

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