An 8.0 Pacific quake hit the South Pacific at 3:12 p.m. Hawaii time, FOX News reports Feb. 5. The Tsunami Warning Center issued tsunami warnings for the Solomon Islands, Nauru, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Tuvalu, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati and Wallis and Futuna.
According to KMTR News in Eugene, Ore., aftershocks persist at 5.5 magnitude or higher. A large aftershock of 6.4-magnitude was also recorded.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports the 8.0 Pacific quake occurred Wednesday 50 miles west of Lata in the Solomon Islands at a depth of 3.6 miles.
A tsunami watch is issued for American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand and eastern Indonesia, King5 in Sydney reports.
So far no tsunami watches or warnings have been issued along the Oregon coast, or anywhere in North America. Hawaii is being evaluated to determine if they should be elevated to a tsunami watch or warning.
Early reports indicate several villages within the Solomons capital of Honiara have been destroyed by the Pacific quake.
It's unknown at this point how much damage will result from the quake.