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Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New Caledonia

06 December 2018, 12:41 | Glen Norman

Lagoons and Reefs of New Caledonia NASA GSFC Landsat Wikimedia Commons

Lagoons and Reefs of New Caledonia   NASA  GSFC  Landsat  Wikimedia Commons

In Vanuatu, Dan McGarry said he heard only of three small wave surges hitting the southern island of Aneityum. "For now, nothing serious has happened".

The tsunami waves were observed at Maré Island in New Caledonia and Lenakel in Vanuatu.

"We get a lot of earthquakes every year", he said.

'Tsunami waves reaching 1 to 3 meters above the tide level are possible along some coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu, ' the PTWC said.

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People gather outside during a quake evacuation in Noumea, New Caledonia December 5, 2018.

Although the Directorate for Civil Protection and Risk Management of New Caledonia (DSCGR) downgraded the warning and said evacuation was not required for the west coast of the country.

Earthquakes that hit shallow depths are usually more risky, which prompted fears about tsunami waves possibly hitting nearby islands.

According to Geoscience Australia, the quake struck southeast of the Loyalty Islands about 3:18pm AEDT, just four minutes after a magnitude 5.7 quake hit the area.

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"There are no sirens on Tanna but the people on the island are familiar with these situations and they will have taken precautions and gone to higher ground", he told AFP.

It is a French overseas territory with a population of about 270,000. The PTWC said although the epicenter of the quake should cause no imminent threat to the nearby coasts, residents and tourists of those area should still seek shelter and move to higher ground until the threat subsides.

The epicentre was some 300 kilometres east of Noumea.

Its citizens last month rejected independence in a referendum, though the vote revealed lower-then-expected support for remaining part of France.

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New Caledonia sits on the infamous Pacific Ring of Fire, where most of the world's earthquakes and volcanic activity occur.



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