At least five people have been killed in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday from a tsunami triggered after a powerful 8.0 earthquake hit in the Pacific. The wave measured three feet and hit near the town of Lata on the remote Santa Cruz Island, although official accounts remained vague as there has been difficulty communicating with the worst-hit areas. About 5,000 people live in Lata, but luckily most in the area had cleared out after the tsunami warning. About three dozen aftershocks—with one reaching up to 6.6 magnitude—have been reported.
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