Magnitude 7.7 Quake Hits Near New Caledonia Triggering Tsunami Warning
Sydney, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th May, 2023 ) :A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck Friday in the Pacific Ocean southeast of New Caledonia, triggering a tsunami warning, US monitoring agencies said.
The quake was detected at a depth of 37 kilometres (23 miles), the US Geological Service said.
A travel agent on the island of Ile des Pins on the eastern edge of the New Caledonia archipelago said she had not felt the tremor or heard any evacuation warning.
"Everybody is still on the beach and in the restaurants," she said.