11 Sep 2018

Large quake hits to east of New Caledonia

7:51 am on 11 September 2018

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has struck southeast of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands.

The quake, over 300 kilometres east of Noumea, hit just after 6.30am local time at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The Pacific Warning Centre said there was no tsunami threat from the earthquake.