Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tonga evacuate people over tsunami threat

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Authorities of several island nations in the Pacific Ocean have called on people to leave coastal area due to the tsunami warning issued after a powerful earthquake recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Kermadec Islands, Trend reports citing TASS.

Radio New Zealand reported Friday that waves that can reach a height of between 0.3 and 1 meter are expected on the shores of New Caledonia, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.