A woman stands with belongings she found along a beach in Venga village after a tsunami hit Temotu province, Solomon Islands, Feb. 6, 2013.
A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami of about 5 feet that damaged dozens of homes and left four people missing -- and presumed dead -- in the South Pacific island chain Wednesday, February 5, 2013.
World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, surveyed the damage in Lata city and the Temotu province. According to media relations director Laura Blank, the organization's staff on the ground report that some 700 households around Lata airport and five nearby coastal communities had to move to higher ground.
In two coastal communities in northeast Lata, some homes had shifted 5 to 10 meters and 90 percent had been damaged.
This photo shows destroyed homes in the Venga village.
What's left of a property after a 5 foot-tsunami hit the Solomon Islands Wednesday, February 5, 2013.
A home in the Solomon Islands is severely damaged from the earthquake-triggered tsunami.
A primary school is destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in the Solomon Islands.
The airport in Lata is full of debris.
Power lines toppled down in the water after an earthquake and tsunami his the Solomon Islands
A village was destroyed after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake and nearly 5-foot tsunami hit the Solomon Islands.
The Solomon Islands are located in the South Pacific, off the coast of Papa New Guinea and northeast of Australia.