Magnitude 7.7 quake hits near New Caledonia, triggering tsunami warning

A Pacific Tsunami Warning Center screenshot showing tsunami waves of 1-3m above tide are possible along some coastal areas of Vanuatu, after a 7.7-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific Ocean southeast of New Caledonia. – Pacific Tsunami Warning Center screenshot, May 19, 2023.

A 7.7-MAGNITUDE earthquake struck today in the Pacific Ocean southeast of New Caledonia, triggering a tsunami warning, US monitoring agencies said.

The quake was detected at a depth of 37km, the US Geological Service said.

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