Quake measuring magnitude 7 strikes near New Caledonia in South Pacific: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A powerful undersea earthquake measuring magnitude 7 struck near New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Wednesday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The center said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat.

The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 km (six miles) some 372 km (230 miles) east of the New Caledonian capital Noumea.

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