Quake measuring magnitude 7.0 strikes near New Caledonia in South Pacific

Published: August 29, 2018 10:36:06 | Updated: August 29, 2018 13:57:23


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A powerful undersea earthquake measuring magnitude 7.0 struck near New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Wednesday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The centre said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat, reports Reuters.

The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 km (six miles) some 372 km (230 miles) east of the New Caledonian capital Noumea.

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