A fairly strong earthquake shook the ocean floor near the Solomon Islands at 3:24 a.m. today Hawaii time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The 5.9 magnitude temblor's epicenter was estimated to be almost 42 miles below the earth's surface.

There were no immediate reports of a tsunami being generated or injuries or damage resulting from the quake.

The earthquake struck at 12:24 a.m. Sunday morning local time in the Solomons Islands, which are located in the far Western Pacific region.