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TSUNAMI waves seen after two HUGE earthquakes strike off New Caledonia in Ring of Fire

December 5, 2018 5:09 AM
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TSUNAMI waves seen after two HUGE earthquakes strike off New Caledonia in Ring of Fire

TSUNAMI waves have been seen after two huge earthquakes struck near New Caledonia, one of 7.6 magnitude, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC).

"Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 1,000 km (600 miles) of the epicenter along the coasts of Vanuatu and New Caledonia," the PTWC said.

Just four minutes earlier a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck just 147km away from the island.

Around 284,000 people are expected to be affected, including in the cities of Tadine, Vao and We.

Also read: EARTHQUAKE WARNING: ‘VERY large’ earthquake predicted to strike TOMORROW

Source: express.co.uk

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