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Earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) -- A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Loreen Maina, a worker at the King Solomon Hotel in Honiara, Solomon Islands, said the ground shook, but there was no structural damage to surrounding buildings.

No tsunami warning was issued. There were no immediate reports of damage.

"A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.