At least six bodies have been recovered after the 8.0 Solomon Islands quake triggered a tsunami on Wednesday.  The tsunami smashed into villages in the Solomon Islands. 

The Pacific Ocean tsunami warning had been canceled, although 4'11" waves were too fast for five elderly and one child to outrun and they were sucked under the rushing waters. 

An unstated number of people are still missing.  Strong aftershocks have kept residents from returning to the coastal areas.  Five villages were wiped out by the tsunami. 

The Solomon Islands comprise more than 200 islands with a population of about 552,000 people.  The islands lie within the "Ring of Fire," an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretch around the Pacific Rim, where about 90% of the world's quakes occur, reported Huffington Post.

Let's pray for these, who appear to be impoverished and living in such a dangerous environment.