31 Oct 2017

Magnitude 7.2 quake near New Caledonia

2:23 pm on 31 October 2017

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has struck close to New Caledonia.

There was no tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

There was no tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. Photo: PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER

The quake was at a shallow depth of 15 km below the seabed but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there has been no tsunami. The Hawaii-based monitoring service said all available data indicated a tsunami was not expected.

The epicentre was located 116 km east of the town of Tadine, on the Loyalty Islands.

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