Strong quake hits New Caledonia, no tsunami alert

March 3, 2012 14:50

SINGAPORE - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck New Caledonia in the southern Pacific on Saturday, the United State Geological Survey said.

No survey warning was issued, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The quake was centered 158 miles off Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia with a depth of 19.3 miles.

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