7.3 magnitude quake strikes east of New Caledonia: USGS

Sydney, Nov 20 – A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia today in the tectonically active Pacific region, the US Geological Survey said.

7.3 magnitude quake strikes east

The tremor hit at a depth 25 kilometres some 85 kilometres to the east of the lightly populated Loyalty Islands, initial data from the survey said. (AFP)