Vanuatu ― A series of earthquakes has rocked an area of the South Pacific, the strongest being a 7.3 magnitude Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

At least 7 earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 or greater have occurred in the last 12 hours, according to the USGS website.

The earthquake have all hit about 50 miles southwest of Vanuatu, and 120 miles northeast of the Loyalty Islands.

The 7.3 earthquake struck at 5:46am Pacific Time, 11:46pm local time.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said while no widespread tsunami threat exists, earthquakes of such size could at times generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts within 62 miles of the epicenter.

The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami was not expected along the west coast.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries.