PALMER, Alaska — The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center reports a strong earthquake has occurred near the Solomon Islands, but there is no risk of a tsunami on the West Coast.

The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5. It occurred Tuesday at 12:20 a.m. PST, about 46 miles west of Kira Kira, Solomon Islands.

The warning center at Palmer, Alaska, says that based on historic tsunami records and on the quake’s magnitude and location, a damaging tsunami is not expected in Alaska or anywhere along the West Coast. No warning, watch or advisory is in effect.