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Tsunami hits Solomon Islands killing 5

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A tsunami, triggered by an 8.0-magnitude South Pacific earthquake, killed five Solomon Islands people Wednesday, CNN reported.

The 1-meter tsunami hit Lata of the Santa Cruz Islands, killing four elderly people and one child, CNN reported.

At least 100 Lata houses were destroyed. The tsunami also caused an outage of water and electricity in the Solmon Islands's Temoto Province capitol, Christian humanitarian organization World Vision said as reported by The New York Times.

Most of Lata's residence fled to higher ground because of a tsunami warning, which included several surrounding islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said as reported by The New York Times.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the tsunami's causing earthquake was 17.8 miles deep and occurred near the Santa Cruz Islands, CNN reported.

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