The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach says based on data received, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii at this time.
UPDATE at 10:44 a.m. on SATURDAY: Official say the magnitude of the earthquake near the Solomon Island has been downgraded to a 7.8 magnitude event and that a destructive tsunami was not expected to impact the Pacific region.
At this time, there has not been a tsunami advisory of any kind issued for Hawaii.
UPDATE at 10:38 a.m. on SATURDAY: A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck an area near the Solomon Islands on Saturday morning, and authorities are currently evaluating the threat of a tsunami to different regions of the Pacific, including Hawaii.
As of 10:38 a.m., a tsunami warning was not in effect for the Hawaiian Islands but had been issued for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.
Authorities say it is not known that a tsunami was generated, and all statements now are based only on the earthquake evaluation.
Any tsunami event in Hawaii would like impact the islands at approximately 5:22 p.m. on Saturday. The tsunami threat to Hawaii is still being evaluated.
ORIGINAL STORY: BREAKING: Magnitude 8.3 earthquake strikes near Solomon Islands; Tsunami Warning Center currently 'analyzing event'