7 Dec 2018

Another powerful earthquake near New Caledonia

3:07 pm on 7 December 2018

The strong earthquake is the second to hit the New Caledonian region this week.

Recording earthquake information

Recording earthquake information Photo: 123rf

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has hit east of the Loyalty Islands near New Caledonia.

The United States Geological Survey says the quake hit at a depth of 26 kilometres east-southeast of Tadine in the Loyalty Islands.

A powerful 7.6 quake hit near New Caledonia earlier this week.