Tsunami-alarm after a very heavy earthquake: waves up to 3 metres possible

NOUMEA – New-Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean, a large earthquake occurred. Residents of the coastal areas are advised to move to higher parts of the islands to withdraw. According to the waarschuwingsdienst by the earthquake tsunamigolven arise of 1 to 3 meters.

The quake with a force 7.6 was at a depth of 10 kilometers. The epicenter was about 155 miles southeast of the Loyaliteitseilanden. “We have a warning going to the outer edge of New Caledonia, but we have not directly an assumption of the potential damage”, says a spokesperson of burgerbeschermingsdienst.

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