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6.9 magnitude quake hits New Caledonia, no tsunami alert

A 6.9 magnitude quake struck New Caledonia in the southern Pacific on Saturday, the United State Geological Survey said.

world Updated: Mar 04, 2012 08:05 IST
Reuters
Hindustantimes

A 6.9 magnitude quake struck New Caledonia in the southern Pacific on Saturday, the United State Geological Survey said.

No tsunami warning was issued, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The quake was centred 399 km (247 miles) east of the capital Noumea with a depth of 15.2 miles.

"No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data,"" the warning center said.

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