HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit Santa Cruz Islands on Friday, 239 miles east from Kira Kira, Solomon Islands.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was at a depth of 21 miles.
Magnitude 7.0 quakes or greater are capable of causing widespread and heavy damage.
The earthquake was not strong enough to generate a tsunami threat to Hawaii.
Here is a link to the Pacific tsunami Warning Center.