Magnitude 7.2 quake near New Caledonia

A magnitude 7 earthquake has struck off New Caledonia.

The epicentre was about 118 kilometres east of the town of Tadine in the Loyalty Islands.

The quake, was at a shallow depth of 15 kilometres, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii, which says a tsunami is not expected.


Photo: PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER There was no tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.