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Magnitude 7 quake near New Caledonia

Staff Writer |
A magnitude 7 earthquake has struck off New Caledonia.

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There was no tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The epicentre was about 118 kilometres east of the town of Tadine in the Loyalty Islands.

The quake, was at a shallow depth of 15 kilometres, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii, which says a tsunami is not expected.

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