A magnitude-6.2 earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami warning was issued. The GeoSciences Australia agency said a quake that strong could cause damage within 23 miles (37 kilometers).
The quake struck at 8: 05 am local time east of the capital Honiara, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It was 33.9 miles (54.5 kilometers) deep and the epicenter was 17 miles (27 kilometers) northeast of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands, the USGS said.
GeoScience Australia said damage would have occurred within a 37 kilometre (22 mile) radius and there were no immediate reports of any destruction.
"It was too small to create a tsunami," a GeoScience official said. "We're 99.9% sure there will be no damage."