Posted: Feb 5, 2013 8:36 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Feb 5, 2013 8:36 PM
PALMER, Alaska (AP) - The National Weather Service says there is no threat of a tsunami in Hawaii, Alaska or the U.S. West Coast after a powerful earthquake struck in the South Pacific.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says some areas of the West Coast may see changes in sea levels but it would not be damaging.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-8.0 undersea earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Wednesday local time. The Solomons comprise more than 200 islands in the so-called "Ring of Fire" where about 90 percent of the world's quakes occur.
A small tsunami generated by the earthquake damaged dozens of homes in the Solomons. The warning center says tsunami warnings for elsewhere have been cancelled.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties