Strong earthquake strikes east-northeast of Tadine, New Caledonia: USGS

Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 11:12 IST | Reuters

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia today in the tectonically active Pacific region, the US Geological Survey said

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck in the Pacific Ocean 42 miles (67 km) east-northeast of Tadine in New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday.


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The quake, whose depth was 12.8 miles, occurred just hours after a 6.4 tremor 46 miles east of the Loyalty Islands.

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