Follow live updates of the developing situation in the Pacific after a tsunami was generated by an 8.0 quake.
5:30pm - ABC News quotes emergency services on the Santa Cruz Islands, in the Solomons, as confirming the tsunami has destroyed three villages.
5:00pm - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has cancelled its tsunami watch and warning for all Pacific Islands and New Zealand.
However the Civil Defence in New Zealand is still waiting for confirmation on the change of status.
4:35pm - ONE News Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver says people she has spoken to on Kiribati are very worried about the tsunami threat.
Currently people on the low lying island nation are evacuating to the main stadium, which is located on the highest point.
4:30pm- The Director of Nursing at Lata Hospital has told ONE News there are no casualties arriving yet, but they are expecting many. He says three villages have been destroyed and that the airport is completely swamped with water and debris.
4:15pm - A local journalist in Fiji has told ONE News that all coastal schools have been closed. There are traffic jams in the Suva CBD as people try to flee. Civil servants on the island have been told to move to higher ground.
4:05pm - Reuters reports a 90cm tsunami hit the Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation cited a witness who said water was covering an airstrip in Lata, in Temotu province, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.