M7.5 quake in Santa Cruz Islands; No Tsunami Expected.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an earthquake with magnitude 7.5 occurred near the Santa Cruz Islands at approximately 4:36p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.  Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide has not been generated and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.  repeat, no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The quake was located 47 miles WNW of the town of Lata in the Solomon Islands.  For more details, and a location map,  follow this link.

M 8.5 Quake Strikes Bonin Islands; No Tsunami Expected Here.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has reported that a magnitude 8.5 earthquake that occurred near the Bonin Islands.  Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawai`i.

There are no initial reports of casualties.

The Bonin Islands are a string of subtropical atolls southeast of the main Japanese islands.  The islands are a Japanese prefecture, but have a population of only 2,440.  The closest populated island, the prefectural capitol of Chichi-Jima, is 189 kilometers (117 miles) from the earthquake epicenter.