Powerful quake hits off New Caledonia, small tsunami waves generated

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A powerful undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck near New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Wednesday, creating small tsunami waves, officials in the region said.

The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles) some 372 km (230 miles) east of the New Caledonian capital, Noumea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was initially reported as magnitude 7.

No damage was reported but hazardous tsunami waves of up to a metre (3.3 feet) were possible in New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu, the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning...


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