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Solomon Islands tsunami 'less a wave, more a high tide'

A tsunami warning has been issued for South Pacific islands after a powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

A wave around 3 feet (approximately 1m) high has hit some parts of the Solomon Islands.

Irene Scott is a reporter from Paoa FM on the Solomon Islands and says that reports so far indicate that the wave has not caused too much damage.