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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