7.0-Richther Scale Earthquake Hits New Caledonia France, Potential for Tsunami

Nov 21, 2017, 00:59
7.0-Richther Scale Earthquake Hits New Caledonia France, Potential for Tsunami

On Monday, undersea natural disaster of 7.0 magnitudes in the South Pacific by sending small Tsunami waves towards New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

The Pacific Tsunami Centre warns of "possible" hazardous waves within 300 kilometres of the epicentre. It was the second major tremor in the same area in just over 12 hours and the third in the past month.

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The United States Geological Survey said the quake struck 51 miles east of the Loyalty Islands at 9.43am local time (10.43pm GMT). The center said small tsunami waves had been observed, and could reach up to three feet along part of the New Caledonian coast and up to one foot along the coast in Vanuatu.

Although the Australia and New Zealand authorities said there were no tsunami threats to any of these countries.

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"Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the quake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand", it tweeted.

New Caledonia's civil security agency made no plans to evacuate coastal places immediately.

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