BREAKING: Tsunami warning issued for South Pacific islands after major quake
A tsunami warning has been issued for several South Pacific islands after a major earthquake measuring 8.0 magnitude struck off the Solomon Islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii says.
The warning was issued for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, and Wallis and Futuna islands.
A tsunami watch has also been issued for the rest of the South Pacific nations, including Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also reports that sea level readings show a tsunami generated after the earthquake.
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