A tsunami alert issued after a major 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Tonga islands region has been cancelled.
Tsunami alert triggered following earthquake and volcano eruption
The quake occured about 130 miles southeast of Nuku'alofa, Tonga, the US National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.
A tsunami warning was issued for Tonga, Niue, Kermadec Islands, American Samoa and Fiji.
"Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated," the centre said in a bulletin.