October 7, 2009 / 11:14 PM / 10 years ago

Tsunami warning issued for Pacific islands, PNG

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning on Thursday, Australia time, for Papua New Guinea and island nations in the southwest Pacific, including Fiji, after a 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off Vanuatu.

Reporting by Mark Bendeich; Editing by Jonathan Standing

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