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No local tsunami warnings after Solomon Islands quake

Emergency response officials in California said Tuesday night that there was no Tsunami warning for the state or the rest of the Pacific Coast following 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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