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Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Solomons, sparks tsunami warning

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7.5 earthquake solomon islandsA powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake triggered large waves in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, and authorities were trying to determine if there was any serious damage or injuries.

Government spokesman George Herming said people throughout the Pacific island chain awoke to the strong quake at 7:14am. He said that people on Makira and nearby islands southeast of the capital, Honiara, reported seeing three large waves after the quake.  He said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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