An earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude in the Richter Scale has triggered a Tsunami in South Pacific. 

The 7.7 magnitude earthquake that jolted South Pacific has resulted in Tsunami. 

The development has been confirmed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. 

“Tsunami confirmed,” the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said. 

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has also issued a warning to Lord Howe Island, which is about 550 kilometres (340 miles) east of Australia’s mainland. 

However, the Tsunami alert was later cancelled by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. 

Meanwhile, New Zealand authorities early on Thursday urged residents along its northern coast to avoid beaches and shore areas. 

“We expect New Zealand coastal areas to experience strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges at the shore,” the New Zealand National Emergency Management Agency said. 

The US Tsunami Warning System said a tsunami watch was in effect for American Samoa and that there was potential for tsunamis in other regions including Vanuatu, Fiji and New Zealand.  

Waves reaching up to a level of 1 metre (3.3 feet) above the normal tide level are possible for some coasts of Vanuatu, Fiji and New Zealand, it added. 

However, the tsunami alert was later cancelled in Fiji following improvement in situation. 


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