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Earthquakes

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 November, 2017, 12:33am
UPDATED : Monday, 20 November, 2017, 12:33am

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

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