7.0-Magnitude Quake Hits Close to New Caledonia

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 15:33

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck close to New Caledonia on Tuesday (Oct 31), the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, which was at a shallow depth of 15km below the seabed, did not trigger a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Daily News reports.

The epicenter was located 117.5 km east of the town of Tadine, on the Loyalty Islands, part of France's New Caledonia territory.

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