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New Caledonia hit by earthquake of 7.0 magnitude, triggers tsunami warning

New Caledonia hit by earthquake of 7.0 magnitude, triggers tsunami warning
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Earthquake strikes the east coast of New Caledonia with 7.0 magnitude provoking a tsunami alert. As per the reports, the earthquake struck in the morning. However, no immediate casualties and damage have recorded. And the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has warned of the possible hazardous tsunami waves within 300 km along the coasts of Vanuatu and New Caledonia due to this earthquake. The Tsunami waves which observed by the Pacific Warning centre is as high as one metre above the high tide mark are forecast to hit New Caledonia. They have also revealed that these waves will head toward Vanuatu.

On Monday, undersea earthquake of 7.0 magnitudes in the South Pacific by sending small Tsunami waves towards New Caledonia and Vanuatu. This earthquake was the second major tremor hits in less than 24 hours. At the time of agency said small tsunami waves were observed in New Caledonia perhaps, the danger had largely passed away.

In the following, the National Disaster Management Office advised the people in southern provinces to evacuate coastal areas for higher ground. Although the Australia and New Zealand authorities said there were no tsunami threats to any of these countries. Today, the earthquake was quite big as compared to last night.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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