System malfunction sets off tsunami alarms in Tahiti

6:42 pm on 28 December 2018

A system malfunction in French Polynesia has triggered a false tsunami alert.

The sirens went off in Papeete and Pirae on Tahiti as well as on Moorea and Bora Bora.

The sound of the sirens caused confusion and triggered activity on social networks.

Reports say the French High Commission was alerted by firefighters.

Repairs to the system are now reportedly underway.