Earthquake off Solomon Islands triggers tsunami warning

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Last Updated Apr 12, 2014 6:23 PM EDT

HONIARA, Solomon Islands -- A tsunami warning issued for some Pacific islands was lifted about two hours after a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake near the Solomon Islands.

The United States Geological Service said the quake struck around 7:14 a.m. local time Sunday. Its epicenter was 200 miles southeast of Honiara, the Solomons capital. Kirakira was closer, with the epicenter 62 miles south-southeast of the city.

The earthquake's depth was 18.2 miles.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center canceled its warning for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the temblor.

The Solomon Islands lies on the "Ring of Fire" - an arc of earthquake and volcanic activity that stretches around the Pacific Rim.

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