New Caledonia earthquake – South Pacific islands smashed by 'strong' 6.2 magnitude tremor days after quake caused tsunami warning

Loyalty Islands near New Caledonia was hit with the 6.2 tremor on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It struck at a depth of 16 miles (26 km) and about 117 miles (189 km) southeast of Tadine.

There were no immediate warnings from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

It follows a powerful 7.6 quake that hit near New Caledonia on Wednesday.

The rumble sparked "immediate" mass evacuations as huge waves were spotted off the South Pacific island coast.

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