“7.8 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Warning in Noumea and South Pacific Regions”


A earthquake a magnitude of 7.8 shook countries in the region South Pacific. The earthquake, which was centered at a depth of 38 kilometers, triggered tsunami warning for some countries in the area, such as Vanuatu, Fiji and Kiribati.

As reported CNN and Reuters, Friday (19/5/2023), a strong earthquake was reported to have shaken the area southeast of the Loyalty Islands, which are in New Caledonia, a French territory in the South Pacific. There have been no reports of casualties or damage from the earthquake.

The United States Geological Survey (US) or USGS said the strong earthquake was centered at a depth of 38 kilometers.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) stated a potential tsunami was released for the regions of Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia.

The US National Tsunami Warning Center also released a tsunami warning for coasts within 1,000 kilometers of the epicenter, which is between Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

According to the US National Tsunami Warning Center, tsunami waves up to 1 meter high are possible along the coast in the Vanuatu region.

Meanwhile, smaller waves, or less than 0.3 meters, are expected to hit Fiji, Kiribati and the Kermadec Islands.

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2023-05-19 05:24:10
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