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Tsunami warning as powerful 7.5 quake strikes off New Caledonia

AFP  |  Sydney 

A shallow and powerful 7.5-magnitude struck off the of New Caledonia Wednesday, US seismologists said, triggering a warning for the area.

"Based on the preliminary parameters" the Pacific Warning Center said, "hazardous waves are possible for coasts located within 1000 kilometres of the epicentre."

authorities issued a similar warning after the quake, which struck just 10 kilometres beneath the surface. USGS originally gave the magnitude of the quake as 7.6 before revising it downwards slightly.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 10:40 IST