1 Nov 2017

Another quake in Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia

5:09 pm on 1 November 2017

A third significant earthquake in the past day has hit near New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands.

The Tsunami Warning Centre said a small tsunami wave had been detected.

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The latest tremor, magnitude 6.6 on, came after a 7 magnitude quake yesterday and a strong aftershock this morning.

The Centre said areas close to the quake within New Caledonia needed to be cautious but there was no threat to other nations.