POSTED: 6:53 a.m. HST, Feb 8, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 6:59 a.m. HST, Feb 8, 2013
Two earthquakes struck in the South Pacific overnight — one strong and one major — but pose no tsunami threat to Hawaii.
The first temblor struck at 1:12 a.m. Hawaii time and was a 6.8-magnitude earthquake centered 13 miles southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands at a depth of 11.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The second temblor struck at 5:26 a.m. and was a 7.0-magnitude earthquake centered 16 miles southwest of Lata at a depth of 16.7 miles, according to USGS officials.