The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center saud some areas of the West Coast may see changes in sea levels but it would not be damaging.
The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude-8.0 undersea earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Wednesday local time. The Solomons comprise more than 200 islands in the so-called "Ring of Fire" where about 90 percent of the world's quakes occur.
A small tsunami generated by the earthquake damaged dozens of homes in the Solomons. The warning center said tsunami warnings for elsewhere have been cancelled.
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