WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A magnitude 8 earthquake hit the Solomon Islands Sunday, January 22.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it could generate tsunami waves on nearby islands.

The United States Geological Survey says the quake hit near Arawa in Papua New Guinea at a depth of 167 kilometers (103 miles).

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The Solomon Islands are located in the Pacific's geologically active “Ring of Fire.” (AP)