The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck close to Solomon Islands.
The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.9, struck before 9 this morning.
Its epicentre was located 224 kilometres east of Kira Kira at a depth of just 37 kilometres below the seabed.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says the quake had not triggered a tsunami.
On Thursday, a shallow 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the Santa Cruz islands.