[Updated at 11:43 a.m. ET] A magnitude-7.0 earthquake occurred at 10:26 a.m. ET in the vicinity of the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean, at a depth of 27 kilometers (16.8 miles), 25 kilometers (15 miles) south-southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands. No tsunami warning has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
[Posted at 8:31 a.m. ET] A 7.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of a tsunami.
The quake comes two days after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck the same region, triggering a tsunami that killed five people but didn't threaten the wider region.FULL STORY