Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 Hits Pacific But No Tsunami Threat


WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: An earthquake of magnitude-7.2 earthquake strikes the Pacific Ocean on Friday. The authorities claimed that it hit near the island nations of Vanuatu and New Caledonia but there is no risk of Tsunami.

“The earthquake hit Friday afternoon 109 kilometers (68 miles) east of New Caledonia's Hunter Island, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles),” The United States Geological Survey said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, “It didn't pose a tsunami threat.”

The locale sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," a circular segment of seismic issues around the Pacific Ocean where quakes are normal.

More details are awaited. 

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