Strong 6.2 magnitude quake strikes near New Caledonia

07 Dec 2018 / 14:40 H.

NOUMEA: A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck east of the Loyalty Islands near New Caledonia in the South Pacific this morning, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at a depth of 26km about 189km east-southeast of Tadine in the Loyalty Islands, the USGS said.

There were no immediate warnings from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

It follows a powerful 7.6 quake that hit near New Caledonia on Wednesday. — AFP