Tsunami possible after 7.0 earthquake strikes near France's New Caledonia

Tsunami possible after 7.0 earthquake strikes near France's New Caledonia
Tsunami possible after 7.0 earthquake strikes near France's New Caledonia
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Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 23:08 Edited time: 19 Nov, 2017 23:09

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Tsunami possible after 7.0 earthquake strikes near France's New Caledonia

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck in the Pacific near the French territory of New Caledonia, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports. Notice of a possible tsunami has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC).

The quake was centered 68 km (42 miles) east-northeast of Tadine, on Mare Island, which has a population of over 5,600. The epicenter was 25 km (15.5 miles) deep.

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