October 8, 2009 / 12:25 AM / 10 years ago

Pacific tsunami generated after Vanuatu quakes

SYDNEY, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Quakes in the southwest Pacific generated a tsunami on Thursday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said, without giving details on the height of the wave.

It said the tsunami might be destructive along the coasts near the epicenter of the two large quakes, which were between Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

Separately, the Australian weather bureau cancelled a tsunami watch for the northeast state of Queensland. (Reporting by Rob Taylor; writing by Mark Bendeich; Editing by Jonathan Standing)

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