4 Mar 2012

Earthquake recorded off New Caledonia

4:55 am on 4 March 2012

The United States Geological Service says a magnitude 6.9 earthquake has been recorded off New Caledonia.

It occurred on the island of Mare at 11.19pm (AEDT) on Saturday at a depth of 15km.

No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of damage.