Solomon Island tsunami destroys villages, maybe lives.

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A magnitude 8.0 tsunami has struck off the Solomon Islands, causing a tsunami which has destroyed villages and, possibly, lives. The United States Geological Survey reports the quake was 28.7 kilometres deep and the epicentre of the was 347 kilometres east of Kira Kira. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there is no threat to Australia. But for the Solomon Islands the process of assessing the damage is just beginning, as Catherine Zengerer found out when she spoke with local reporter, Lenny Delavera.

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