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Large quake strikes New Caledonia, tsunami evacuation ordered

A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighbouring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 miles) of the epicentre, saying wave […]

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