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27 May 2019 3:35
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    New Caledonia orders evacuation of coastal areas following tsunami warning following 7.6 undersea earthquake

    New Caledonia has ordered the evacuation of coastal areas following a tsunami warning after a powerful undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck off the east coast of the French territory



    The quake was just 10km deep and about 155km east-southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

    Officials say Tsunami waves reaching 1 to 3 metres above the tide level are possible along some coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

    There's no threat to New Zealand

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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    International:
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