Tsunami waves detected in New Caledonia, Vanuatu after quake - PTWC

Elias Hubbard
November 20, 2017

The 7.3 magnitude quake was centred 68km eat-northeast of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, at a depth of 25km.

An undersea natural disaster of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands at 9.43 a.m. local time (2243 Sunday GMT).

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii after a magnitude 7.0 natural disaster struck near New Caledonia in the Pacific Basin.

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The quake was initially rated at 7.3 magnitude by the USGS.

The National Weather Service is advising authorities and people in the affected areas to be alert with waves possibly reaching as high as 1m.

However, the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management says that their initial assessment indicates there is "no tsunami threat" there in the wake of the quake.

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