Sydney, Jan 19: United States Geological Service (USGS) reported of a strong earthquake of 6.9 magnitude in southeast of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands. The quake hit about 334 kilometres from Tadine in the Loyalty Islands and 455 kilometres from the New Caledonian capital of Noumea at 0335 GMT (0905 IST), at a depth of 52 kilometres.
No Tsunami warning was issued. Seismologist Clive Collins said, " We don't have a threat (warning) from that. We don't consider it tsunamigenic... it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere."
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)