Tsunami waves have been spotted in the South Pacific as a result of the earthquakes, according to AFP.

Evacuations to coastal areas have been ordered in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

- Tsunami waves have been detected, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii reports.

The center warns that some areas could be hit by waves of up to three meters.

There have been three major earthquakes in the Pacific.

One of them was 8.1 in intensity.