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No California tsunami warnings after 8.0 quake in Solomon Islands

February 5, 2013 |  7:50 pm

  A magnitued 8.0 earthquake hit the Solomon Islands, triggering a tsunami
Emergency response officials in California said Tuesday night that there were no Tsunami warnings or watches for the state or the rest of the Pacific Coast after a powerful earthquake in the Solomon Islands.

The   8.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded Tuesday night in the eastern part of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, triggering a tsunami of about 3 feet in the area, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in the Solomon Islands, which are about 3,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, officials said.

A tsunami warning was issued for the area as well as  Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna. A tsunami warning was also in effect for American Samoa.

Officials the California Emergency Management Agency have been monitoring the situation and said that state was not affected.

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Map shows the Solomon Islands. Credit: Google Maps

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