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A magnitude-8.0 earthquake in the Solomon Islands did not trigger any tsunami watches or warnings on the west coast.

Though an 8.0-magnitude earthquake in the Solomon Islands generated a small tsunami Wednesday, the west coast of the U.S. was never under a tsunami watch or warning.

Some areas, however, may experience non-damaging sea level changes, according to the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake, which struck at 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, generating a tsunami that was slightly more than 3 feet high in Lata wharf in the Solomon Islands, according to the WCATWC.

The Associated Press reported that at least four people died.

A tsunami generated after the massive 2011 earthquakes in Japan caused 15 mph water surges and damaged infrastructure in Redondo Beach's King Harbor, which hampered the city's attempts to clean up about 2.5 million dead sardines.


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