THE National Emergency Operations Centre in Honiara on Thursday night cancelled the tsunami warning it issued earlier that day.
The centre said based on the latest information and tsunami threat re-assessment, all the Tsunami Watch advices that for Temotu had already being cancelled by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services
It said people near the coast or coastal waterways in the Temotu are now free to return to coastal areas.
The warning followed a massive 8.3 earthquake that struck on the coasts of Chile in South America.
Chile lifted its tsunami warning on Thursday and Pacific islands experienced only minor waves.
“The tsunami warning is lifted for all national territory,” the Chilean government’s national emergency office said in a tweet.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) had issued a threat message saying hazardous tsunami waves were forecast for some coasts.
“Tsunami waves have been observed,” it said in the latest update on Thursday.
The PTWC said the first waves were arriving on the eastern town of Rikitea, on Mangareva island in French Polynesia, but they were only 28cm high.
It was the early hours of the morning in Rikitea, meaning few people would be on the beaches.
Much of the nation’s population lives in low-lying coastal areas at risk of flooding and there were concerns waves could rise to between one and three metres.
However, even that is small when compared to the 2011 quake in Japan in which waves reached 14-metres in height above sea level.
In some areas, such as Hawaii, initial fears of a large tsunami were lowered, the PTWC said in an update.
“However, sea level changes and strong currents may occur along all coasts,” it said, warning that larges swells might continue.
On Chile’s Easter Island, around 3,500km (2,174 miles) from the mainland, residents received a tsunami alert.
One tourist hotel, the Puku Vai, said on Twitter that guests were safe.
The tremor struck off the Chilean coast, about 232km north-west of the capital, Santiago.
It hit about 8pm local time (11pm GMT).
Seismologists predicted that waves would reach South Pacific islands between nine and 12 hours later.