29 Aug 2018

Quake in New Caledonia waters - no tsunami threat

4:32 pm on 29 August 2018

An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale has struck southeast of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands.

It struck at 2:52pm local time today (0352 UTC AUG 29 2018), at a depth 10 kilometres.

The epicentre was 22.2 degrees south, 170.0 degrees east.

The US Geological Survey reports there is no threat of tsunami.

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