A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near the capital of Solomon Islands this morning.
According to the US Geological Survery, the quake struck 42 kilometres west of Honiara, shortly before 6 o'clock this morning local time.
The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres. No associated regional tsunami warning has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.
The director of the National Disaster Management Office said reports are yet to come in from West Guadalcanal where the quake's epicentre was located.
Loti Yates said given the magnitude and depth it is possible the quake has damaged houses and caused landslips.
Although he said he hopes the recent dry weather will mean if any landslips did occur they will not be too severe.