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8.0-magnitude quake sparks deadly tsunami

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SOLOMON ISLANDS (CNN)—An 8.0-magnitude quake was recorded just off the coast of the Solomon Islands, which sparked a tsunami.

Authorities say four people and one child were killed after a 3-foot high wave hit the Santa Cruz Islands.

The waves caused damage to nearby towns and the area airport.

A few aftershocks were felt shortly after the massive earthquake, with largest one recording a magnitude of 6.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.