A tsunami warning was issued for the South Pacific after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, according to a Feb. 5 ABC WTHR report. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that the quake did produce a small tsunami.
The 8.0 magnitude earthquake occurred near the Solomon Islands. The following South Pacific Islands were affected by the tsunami warning:
"Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna. A tsunami watch is in effect for American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand and eastern Indonesia."
Ultimately, a small tsunami of about five feet did hit the Solomon Islands, and caused damage to homes there. However, the rest of the islands under the tsunami warning and watch are now considered to be out of danger, according to the Denver Post report.
The tsunami hit Santa Cruz Island, and it damaged about 50 homes. So far no injuries or deaths have been reported as a result of the tsunami's surge. About 30,000 people live in the region. According to reports, people remained calm and moved to higher ground.